Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, sporting a new goatee, stood in front of the media on Tuesday afternoon, excited to be starting what hopefully will be his fifth consecutive NFL head coaching season with the team. Usually not one to speak a word about his player's infirmities, Harbaugh decided to give a few updates on some of the key players who might not be starting out on the playing field for one reason or another.
Offensive linemen Jah Reid (calf strain) and rookie Kelechi Osemele (muscle spasms) were on site but not partaking in the day's festivities. Both are expected back shortly, as early as the first full team practice this Thursday.
WR/KR David Reed is still recovering from his ACL injury and according to the coach, is taking it slow. DT Pernell McPhee had minor surgery to "clean up" his knee and also is taking it slow.
With all the new players on the roster and the off-season additions to the offensive line, another name has been added to the mix in former Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl guard Eric Steinbach. Harbaugh said of the veteran guard, who missed most of last season due to injury, that he was interested in seeing what he can do and add to the competition.