Jeremiah: Intriguing camp battles
Harbaugh said he had a "great talk" with the veteran safety, who has spent the spring and summer dropping cryptic hints about his future plans. Reed, 33, wants a contract extension from the Ravens, who appear perfectly content to let the seven-time All-Pro play out the end of the six-year, $40 million contract that he signed in 2006.
It turns out longtime teammate Ray Lewis had a better read on the situation than anyone.
Said Lewis: "Ed is Ed, and when July 25 comes up, Ed will be here and we'll be getting ready to roll."
It now appears so. The next step will be seeing if Reed puts the contract unhappiness behind him. The Ravens don't need any distractions in a Super Bowl-or-bust season.