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Friday, November 19, 2010

Kick returns job is David Reed's to lose

Special-teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg gave his seal of approval to rookie wide receiver David Reed as the Ravens’ primary kickoff returner.

The fifth-round draft pick from Utah is averaging 21.6 yards per kickoff return with a long return of 31 yards, and Rosburg announced that Reed will continue to return kicks this Sunday.

"I think David Reed has grown every week we've put him back there," Rosburg said. "You see things in the return that you like to see. I like his spirit. He practices hard. He's an exciting guy. The guys like blocking for him. We're going to give him another shot this week."

Rosburg didn’t announce who’s going to return punts, but Lardarius Webb is listed atop the depth chart. The Ravens are also planning to work in Donte’ Stallworth and have Ed Reed and Chris Carr as options, too.

“We’ll find out Sunday,” Rosburg said. “I have no announcements on punt returns. Donte’ is one of the guys to be considered, yes.”

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