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PUP List Remains Active; McGahee Off , Reed On

Reported from the Carroll County Times:

Baltimore Ravens All-Pro free safety Ed Reed was placed on the physically unable to perform list Thursday.

The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year battled a nerve impingement in his neck and shoulder last season that prevented him from being utilized as much as usual in run support and on safety blitzes.

Reed was still the only unanimous All-Pro selection in the NFL last season, leading the league with nine interceptions as he returned one a record-setting 107 yards for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Meanwhile, former Pro Bowl running back Willis McGahee and starting offensive guard Ben Grubbs are no longer on the physically unable to perform list.

McGahee and Grubbs were activated from the list Thursday and are slated to practice today at McDaniel College during the Ravens’ first full-team practice.

McGahee has been recovering from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery. Grubbs had ankle surgery after last season.

Plus, the Ravens placed veteran wide receiver Kelley Washington on the PUP list.

Washington isn’t expected to remain on that list for long, though. He has been suffering from flu symptoms, but is expected to be healthy enough to practice soon.

It was expected that McGahee was going to come off and was simply penciled in as a precautionary measure. As the report said Reed had nerve issues last season and it took him several weeks for him to look anything close to the player that we saw the last nine weeks of 2008. At times you could tell he was shying away from contact to protect himself. Until further notice I would expect this to be another precautionary move to not expose him to a foolish injury in the pre season.

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