Harbaugh still hasn't spoken to Ed Reed

OWINGS MILLS -- The silence between Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and absentee free safety Ed Reed remains unbroken.

The Pro Bowl defensive back is skipping the Ravens' mandatory minicamp, an unexcused absence expected to draw at least $63,000 in fines.

"No, I haven't," Harbaugh said when asked if he has spoken to the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year. "Not to make too much out of it, I have tremendous respect for Ed. I've used the word admiration. I'm not worried about Ed being ready. I said a couple of weeks ago that I know is going to be working hard and getting himself ready for the season.

"Any comment beyond that really has no value. I value our friendship. I value our relationship. I value him as a player. Whatever is going on, Ed knows how to deal with it."

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