Harbaugh, via The Baltimore Sun, said he believes Reed, who led the NFL in interceptions despite playing in just 10 regular-season games, will be back better than ever.
"I'm very impressed with and proud of Ed Reed. Always have been, but even more so this year," Harbaugh said Monday. "I've seen him say publicly where he plans on playing for as long as he can, and he's told me –- I don't think he'd mind me saying this –- he wants to play football."
"Ed's got a chance this offseason to be healthier than he's ever been going into a season because I don't think he has anything major –- that I'm aware of right now -– any major injuries. He's got some things he's got to work through, and I think he's going to have a full year of offseason conditioning. He's really excited about that."
"I don't want to speak for him. He'll have to tell you all that, but I think Ed's going to have a great year next year."
Reed missed all of training camp and the first six games of the regular season because of offseason hip surgery. He also had to deal with the disappearance of a younger brother Jan. 7.