Baltimore Ravens' Notebook

OWINGS MILLS – Baltimore County police raided the apartment of Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver David Reed on Wednesday in Owings Mills after receiving a call about potential narcotic activity, according to police.

No charges were immediately filed and Reed wasn't arrested after a search warrant was executed by officers, but evidence was taken from the location and will be analyzed at the police crime lab.

… A search was executed at roughly 10:30 p.m., according to Baltimore County police spokesman Robert McCullough.

… "Currently, he hasn't been charged with anything," McCullough said. "Evidence has been seized and is being analyzed. Any charges are pending further investigation." Reed declined to discuss the case. The fifth-round draft pick from Utah confirmed that he hasn't been disciplined by the team at this time and is scheduled to travel with the Ravens for Monday night's game against the Houston Texans. "I'm good," Reed told the Carroll County Times. "I ain't got nothing to say right now." Reed could face punishment from the NFL in the form of a fine or suspension if he's convicted or charged with a crime. If Reed was suspected of a major crime, he probably would have been immediately arrested. At worse, it's believed he'll face a misdemeanor charge. "We're aware of the situation, and we have talked about it with David," Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne said in a statement. "He'll have his due process and his opportunity to talk about the circumstances."

… Reed is the Ravens' starting kickoff returner and had an 84-yard return against the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 21 during a 37-13 victory. Before news of the investigation became public Friday, Reed drew praise from special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg. "He's a tough guy," Rosburg said. "He's aggressive. Yeah, he doesn't like to mess around back there. He gets a chance, and he's going to go for it. I think the more experience he gets, the more he develops that mental clock, that stopwatch in his head. And he has our blessing on most of those."

… INJURY UPDATE: Tight end Todd Heap didn't practice for the third day in a row after pulling his right hamstring against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's not expected to play Monday night and would be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Ed Dickson. Cornerback Fabian Washington was downgraded to not practicing after being limited Thursday with a thigh injury.

… Cornerback Lardarius Webb was added to the injury report as limited with a thigh injury. Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain participated fully again. He has a sprained left ankle. Offensive tackle Michael Oher (sprained right knee) took part in all drills. Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (high ankle sprain) and defensive end Mario Williams (sports hernia) returned to practice on a limited basis. They didn't practice Thursday. Tight end Garrett Graham (hamstring) was ruled out.

… Quarterback Matt Schaub (knee), offensive tackle Eric Winston (shoulder), offensive guard Mike Brisiel (shoulder), cornerback Glover Quin (hand), outside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), linebacker Xavier Adibi (hamstring) and tight ends Owen Daniels (hamstring and Joel Dreessen (ribs) participated fully.

… QUICK HITS: The Texans' last game was against the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday. So, it will be 11 days between games Monday night. "It's probably a big plus," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We talked about it. I think we felt like we had a little bit of an advantage in the Carolina week as well. They have more time to study. Twenty-four hours more is a plus. They had four days more. So preparation-wise, it helps them. It helps them health-wise, it helps them rest-wise. All those things are valuable." … Webb had a 35-yard punt return against the Steelers. "He certainly looks more comfortable in his setups and the way he's attacking the seams," Rosburg said. "And we still have a ways to go yet, we didn't score, but 35 yards is certainly an improvement. We had a couple things at the top of that return we could have done better to make it a better return, but, as my immediate supervisor pointed out to me, we haven't had a lot of experience at that point in the return. So, hopefully we can have a couple more shots as we get down the road."

… Kicker Billy Cundiff leads the NFL with 34 touchbacks, sending 60.7 percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks. He has also connected on 19 of 22 field goals and all of his extra points. He's not registering with fans as far as Pro Bowl balloting, but Rosburg is confident that Cundiff will fare better with coaches and players. "I do, I think probably the fans will the more they see him the more they'll realize what he's doing, and Monday night's another opportunity for that," Rosburg said. "The thing I love about Billy is he's really not trying to be in the Pro Bowl. He's trying to win football games, and if it comes along at the same time, that would be great. The comments you made about the other players, it's remarkable how many kickers and special teams coaches I've seen before the game that have all commented about Billy's performance so far and how well he's playing and how clean his technique is. Kickers are usually the guys that comment about his fundamentals, and the special teams coaches are usually the guys that talk about his kickoff touchbacks, because the kickers want to pay attention to detail and the special teams coaches are just looking at the results, ‘Wow! The kickers are watching all the little things that he's doing. The things he's done so far this year really stand out, and I think the longer the season goes on, the more exposure he gets, the more people are going to realize that."

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