• NFL bans Ravens' Reed one game for illegal hit

    Summary of 24 articles · Updated Nov 21, 2012
    Reed is the second player to be suspended for an illegal hit this season. The NFL did just that on Monday to Ravens safety Ed Reed. Jets coach Rex Ryan, who once coached Reed with the Ravens, said there was no way Reed would purposely try to hurt another player. Ravens safety Ed Reed will end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame some day, but the NFL says he needs to work on his tackling. In Baltimore, we all know about Reed's neck and shoulder problems and that he really doesn't want to be involved in violent collisions because his chances of permanent injuries are greater than most players. Dimitri Patterson has missed five straight games with an ankle injury; and Buster Skrine, who was torched against the Cowboys, left that game with a concussion.And if those corners don't play, reporter Jeff Schudel writes in The News Herald about the scary thought of Sheldon Brown, and rookies Trevin Wade and Johnson Bademosi being the top three corners against the Steelers.The 49ers may have a QB controversy after whipping Bears .
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Reed says fine still too harsh penalty for hit

      Ed Reed is thankful his one-game suspension for his hit on the Steelers' Emmanuel Sanders last Sunday was overturned on appeal but he's not happy that he still has to pay a $50,000 fine.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Wake-up: Ed Reed not happy about fine

      Just a reminder that the AFC North weekly chat will still be at 2 p.m. today. That's all I got. It's the day before Thanksgiving. In other words, it's the last day in November that you won't be eating turkey. Here's the wake-up call ... RAVENS: You woul…
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    • After appeal, Ravens' Reed has suspension lifted

      OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed avoided a one-game suspension for late hits after an appeal. He instead will be fined $50,000.
    • Ed Reed Will Not Be Suspended After All

      Yesterday, the NFL announced that Ravens safety Ed Reed would be suspended one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders. But after further review, that decision has been changed. The league just released a statement that s…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Ed Reed’s suspension is reduced to $50,000 fine

      It’s been a crazy 24 hours for Ravens safety Ed Reed. On Monday afternoon, the NFL suspended him for one game for his third illegal hit against a defenseless player in three season.  On Tuesday afternoon, former NFL assistant coach Ted Cottrell reduced
    • Ed Reed’s brief suspension proves one thing: The NFL isn’t explaining what it wants

      "Ed Reed is a great, great football player. I think there's no way Ed would purposely go out and hurt somebody" -- Rex Ryan The NFL's decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed for a game for repeated violations of its defenseless pla…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Ray Anderson: Ed Reed needs to use his shoulder and wrap up

      Ravens safety Ed Reed will end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame some day, but the NFL says he needs to work on his tackling. Specifically, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson said on Mike and Mike in the Morning that Reed…
    • Mike Preston: NFL should be ashamed for suspending Ed Reed

      The NFL should be ashamed of itself for suspending Ravens safety Ed Reed for a game because of his hit on Pittsburgh receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the third quarter of Sunday night's game. It's one thing to fine a guy several thousand dollars, but anothe…
    • Cleveland Browns and NFL A.M. Links: Battered DBs must step up against Steelers; Bengals no longer see red; Ed Reed suspended

      The Cleveland Browns' defensive backs are banged up heading into Sunday's game against the Steelers.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Ryan Clark doesn’t agree with Ed Reed suspension

      Typically, Steelers players complain publicly about discipline imposed on themselves or other Steelers players for illegal hits.  Now, one of the Steelers’ starting safeties is speaking out regarding the one-game suspension imposed on Ravens safety Ed
    • NFL Slaps Ed Reed With One-Game Suspension

      In the third quarter last night, Ravens safety Ed Reed drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for this helmet-to-helmet hit on defenseless Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who didn't even bother to fake an injury. This being Reed's third such violat…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Ed Reed suspended one game for repeated violations of NFL’s ‘defenseless player’ policy

      The National Football League announced on Monday that Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has been suspended for one game without pay for repeated violations of player safety rules that prohibit hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players. In the …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Reed suspension suggests “three strikes” approach for illegal hits

      Former NFL safety Rodney Harrison has said for years now that the only way to change the behavior of defensive players is to suspend them for illegal hits. The NFL did just that on Monday to Ravens safety Ed Reed. The punishment comes in response to Ree…
    • NFL suspends Ed Reed one game for repeated hits to head

      One of the greatest safeties in NFL history has hit too many opposing players in the head, too many times, according to the league. The NFL announced today that Ravens safety Ed Reed has been suspended one game for repeated violations of the rules again…
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  • Newsome: “We believe Ed clearly tries to play within the rules”

    Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome sent out word on Ed Reed’s suspension being overturned on appeal, and he’s clearly glad Ted Cottrell was the one who heard it. “The league has an appeal process to review situations like this, and Ed had his oppo
  • Ravens' Reed gets 1-game ban

    NEW YORK (AP) Baltimore Ravens star safety Ed Reed has been suspended for one game by the NFL for repeated violations of rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
    Source: CNNSI.com

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