Ravens, Pollard receive fines from NFL

The Ravens were fined $20,000 on Friday for not putting safety Ed Reed on their injury report while he has played through a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Both the Redskins and Bills recently received the same penalty for not adhering to league policies regarding reporting injures.

Last Monday, coach John Harbaugh said he didn’t expect any discipline and addressed reports that the NFL was looking at the Ravens’ game tape to determine whether a fine was appropriate.

“I have no problem with that - the game tape and the practice tape,” Harbaugh said. “So they’ll look through that, and what they’ll find with Ed is that he’s practiced 100 percent all the time, and he’s played in all the games, he hasn’t missed any game time because of the injury. So our understanding of the rule has been that if they don’t miss any time at all according to the injury, then they don’t have to be on the injury report. There are some nuances there.”

Harbaugh pointed out that Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne, former head athletic trainer Bill Tessendorf and general manager Ozzie Newsome were part of the NFL’s effort to establish rules about reporting injuries.

“So I’m very confident that we understand that rule as well as anybody in the league, and we’ve kept the injury report very tight,” the coach said. “We’ve kept it to the guys who have to be on the injury report.

“Not that we’re trying to hide any injuries, but we could do what some other teams do and put a bunch of guys on there, and I’m just as happy to do that. We could put all the guys on the injury report. So if they’d rather us do that, we’ll do that. Whatever they tell us to do, we’ll do. We’re trying to follow the rules.”

Reed hasn’t been included on the team’s injury report for the shoulder injury, and hasn’t appeared on it at all since Sept. 16, when he was listed as probable for the Eagles game with a thigh issue.

In other disciplinary news, safety Bernard Pollard has been fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness against the Texans.

The Sun first reported both fines.