Reed's older brother, Brian, disappeared Friday after apparently jumping into the Mississippi River to elude police in St. Rose, La. He hasn't been found, although authorities recovered his jacket and shoes.
Reed traveled to his family's Louisiana home following the Ravens' AFC Wild Card victory Sunday at Kansas City.
"I knew he was coming back," McGahee told the newspaper. "Ed's not the type of guy where he's going to stay away from the game. He loves the game, he loves the guys in this locker room. He has a lot going on right now, but as a team, we've got his back, and as a friend, I've got his back."