Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
RUNNING IT BACK
Ravens free safety Ed Reed won his appeal Tuesday and will be allowed to play Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, though he was still slapped with a $50,000 fine. ... Ravens cornerback
RAVENS STUFF, BUT NOT FROM US
Ed Reed plays hard, but he has never been a headhunter. ... The NFL wisely pulled up on Reed. ... The Ravens are off to their best start under head coach John Harbaugh. ... It doesn't sound like Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE DAY
In this week's "Tale of the Tape," I looked at Byron Leftwich's slow-motion scramble in Sunday's 13-10 win over the Steelers.
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