OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Free safety Ed Reed was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day on Thursday as the Ravens moved closer to their AFC championship meeting with the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Reed injured his left ankle in the Ravens’ divisional playoff victory over Houston, but both he and coach John Harbaugh have downplayed the significance of the injury. The 10th-year safety is not considered to be in any danger of missing Sunday’s game against Tom Brady and the explosive New England offense.
Speaking of Brady, the New England quarterback return to practice as a full participant a day after sitting out with a left shoulder injury. The Patriots’ injury report remained unchanged other than the change in Brady’s status as 14 players were limited in Thursday’s workout.
Wide receiver Wes Welker, tight end Aaron Hernandez, and safety Patrick Chung were among the notables who were limited.
LIMITED: S Ed Reed (ankle)
LIMITED: WR Deion Branch (knee), T Marcus Cannon (ankle), S Patrick Chung (knee), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), DL Kyle Love (ankle), G Logan Mankins (knee), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), T Nate Solder (concussion), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot), WR Wes Welker (knee), LB Tracy White (abdomen)
FULL PARTICIPATION: QB Tom Brady (left shoulder), CB Kyle Arrington (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)