Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed will play against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday after his one-game suspension was reduced to a fine by the NFL. Reed was suspended for violating the league’s policy of hits on defenseless players.
“I do not believe that your actions were so egregious as to subject you to a one-game suspension without pay,” Ted Cottrell of the NFL’s appeal board said in a letter to Reed. “Player safety is the league’s primary concern in the formation of playing rules and all players are expected to adhere to those rules or face disciplinary action.”
The Ravens are attempting to build on last week’s Sunday Night victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and need all the help they can get in the secondary. With Lardarius Webb already sidelined for the season with an injury, Baltimore needs Reed to play against San Diego.