Ed Reed has caused quite a stir the last couple weeks.
The Ravens' six-time Pro Bowl safety is unsure of when he'll be able to return to action after undergoing reconstructive hip surgery, he has asked for a new contract despite having three years left on his current deal, and he claimed that the Ravens refused to send him game tape that he had requested this offseason.
Harbaugh talked to Reed on the phone last week, but said that when Reed shows up to camp, he plans on sitting down with him for a one-one-one conversation to discuss the issue with the game tape.
"We have a policy for information, that pretty much every team in the league has: Game tape, practice tape, cut-ups, notebooks, gameplan stuff, all that stuff we kind of handle with care," Harbaugh said. "We try to control the information as much as we can, but we send it out to our players, and there's a certain communication that goes on that obviously didn't go on very well this summer since Ed is upset about it.
"But when I get a chance to talk to him one-on-one, we'll get it worked out. Ed studies football, and if Ed needs tape, he'll have tape."
Harbaugh also confirmed what we already knew - Reed will be put on active PUP at the start of training camp, meaning he won't be able to practice with the team. As for when Reed will be able to return, Harbaugh didn't have a timetable, but referenced Reed's toughness.
"He will be playing for us as soon as he possibly can, and I believe it will be as early as he possibly can because that's the kind of player he is and that's the kind of guy he is," Harbaugh said. "We want to do everything we possibly can to help him get healthy and then be the best player he can possibly be."