"I didn't drop any bombshell," Reed told NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport this week. "I'm not a pitcher. I don't play baseball. So long as I'm not throwing. ... That's something that we knew about. It's nothing to worry about. It is what it is.
"The last few weeks, I have been dealing with it. I am not a pitcher, so I am not throwing anything. I haven't been pressing, so it's alright."
Reed's been around long enough to know he put his foot in his mouth when he went on a Baltimore radio show and revealed he's been playing with a partially torn labrum. Reed hasn't been on the injury report in weeks, and the NFL is now investigating why that's the case.
A source told Rapoport the team was "very upset" with Reed for disclosing his injury information. Reed says banged-up players not showing up on the injury report is commonplace. We don't doubt him on that.
Reed will be on the field when the Ravens visit the Texans in a conference showdown with potentially huge implications on the playoff picture in January. Texans tight end Owen Daniels said Houston doesn't expect a limited Reed.
"A lot of people play banged up," Daniels told Rapoport. "Just about every linemen in this league probably has a torn labrum, with all the banging they do down there. I don't know. I don't think that's affecting my preparation at all. I don't see any differences on film from him. He looks like Ed."
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