Reed Agrees To 3-Year Deal

The third Ravens rookie agreed in principle to a contract in wideout David Reed.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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The Ravens reached a three-year agreement in principle with rookie wideout David Reed, bringing the total number of draft picks with contract agreements to three.

Defensive tackle Arthur Jones and tight end Dennis Pitta were the other two draftees to set up their signing this week.

A fifth-round selection out of the University of Utah, Reed was taken one spot ahead of Jones (156th).

At 6-feet, 190 pounds, Reed is known for his toughness and speed. Reed spent two years at Utah after starting out at Pasadena Community College.

While with the Utes, Reed burst onto the scene as a talented kick returner before finding his niche as a dangerous slot receiver.

As a senior, Reed set school records for both receptions (81) and receiving yards (1,188) in a season. He also was the only 1,000-yard receiver in the Mountain West Conference that year.

During the Ravens’ offseason minicamps, Reed impressed with his reliable hands. Rarely did he drop a pass during the non-contact sessions, and Reed seemed to pick up the playbook as the spring progressed.

Now, he is in a battle with several other young receivers for a spot on the active roster.

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