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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Ravens-Steelers III: Ed Reed returns

By James Walker

Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed returned to the team Tuesday after spending time with his family in Louisiana to deal with the disappearance of his younger brother.

"Ed got back and he practiced," Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters. "He went through the meetings today. He got back for the meetings. He was in good spirits. He seemed like he was doing pretty well."

Brian Reed, 29, was reported missing last week following a police chase where he jumped into the Mississippi River to avoid authorities. Ed Reed, 32, took a private plane to Louisiana after Baltimore's 30-7 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to be with his family.

Ed Reed's return to practice Tuesday is a strong sign that he will play in Saturday's divisional playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.