Aside from the off-field headline of safety Ed Reed skipping this week’s mandatory minicamp, the most concerning moment of the week came Thursday when offensive tackle Jah Reid was carted off the field with an apparent right leg injury.
While coach John Harbaugh wasn’t willing to offer an update on Reid following Thursday’s workout, early indications point to it only being a calf strain. Reid worked at right tackle this week while Michael Oher worked on the left side since starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie was being held out of on-field workouts for conditioning reasons.
“Why are you even asking me?” said Harbaugh when asked about Reid’s condition. “They are fine, everybody is fine.”
Reid was expected to compete with rookie Kelechi Osemele for the starting left guard job, but that plan is less certain after the Ravens signed veteran Bobbie Williams to a two-year contract last week. In his second season out of Central Florida, Reid could return to his natural tackle position as the primary backup behind McKinnie and Oher.
Wide receiver Jacoby Jones missed practice on Thursday after he was sidelined during the latter portion of Wednesday’s workout with an apparent leg injury. Harbaugh said Jones would be OK when asked for an update on the last day of minicamp.
Running back Bernard Piercewas was also absent from practice for the second straight day after tweaking his hamstring on Tuesday.