Saturday, October 23, 2010
Ravens gain two important cogs
By James Walker
The Baltimore Ravens gained a Pro Bowl safety and a special teams ace from the physically unable to perform list Saturday. The team announced safety Ed Reed and backup linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have been activated to the 53-man roster. Both are expected to debut Sunday against the Buffalo Bills (0-5).
Baltimore (4-2) got off to a good start without Reed and played much better than expected against the pass in his absence. Now Reed, who had offseason hip surgery, will patrol the back end of Baltimore's defense, which should help pass coverage, creating turnovers and the team's blitz packages.
Ayanbadejo will provide depth at linebacker and is good at covering kicks. To make room for the moves, the Ravens released linebacker Edgar Jones and put offensive tackle Jared Gaither on injured reserve.