There was a sense of excitement in the Ravens' locker room following this afternoon's 31-17 win over the Broncos.
The Ravens are now 4-1, they're tied with the Falcons and Bears for the NFL's best record, and have escaped a tough opening portion of their schedule in good shape.
On top of all that, they apparently will be getting their six-time Pro Bowl safety back in two weeks.
Head coach John Harbaugh said after today's game that Ed Reed will ready to play when he's eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list prior to the Ravens' Week 7 game against the Dolphins.
"I think he'll be ready to go," Harbaugh said. "Obviously, you never know until the guy gets out there and starts practicing the football stuff. But based on the way he's moving around now, I don't see any way he won't be ready to go."
Reed hasn't practiced with the Ravens since their 2009 season ended. He talked about retirement this offseason, then had reconstructive surgery on his hip, which kept him out of all of the team's OTAs and training camp.
The Ravens considered putting Reed on their 53-man roster to start the season, but opted instead to place him on Reserve PUP, giving him six extra weeks to let the hip heal. Reed has been doing individual drills in practice and seems to be progressing well in his rehab.
If all continues to go as planned, Reed apparently will be in uniform in a couple more weeks, and will be good to go for the final two and a half months of the season.