"I have to go in and expect to play," Reid said [Thursday] after a voluntary workout. "I want this position and it's mine to lose. Just have to keep working. I don't have to worry about anybody else. I just have to focus on myself."
Such pronouncements raised some eyebrows because Reid played sparingly in his rookie season and he is also a natural tackle. However, Ravens right tackle
"He gives 150 percent effort," said Oher. "I'm looking for him to get in and make an impact. He's a very physical player. I'm looking for him to have a pretty good year at guard. I think he'll do well."
Reid, who is 6-foot-7 and 335 pounds, said he played a little guard during college, but he got more exposure to the position during practices last season. He feels that his biggest adjustment will be with his footwork. Other than that, he doesn't foresee the change being problematic.
"On the offensive line, you can't be one-dimensional. You have to play more than one position. I'd like to think I'm well-rounded, " he said. "Playing mostly right, I have to work a little bit on my left, but playing next to
Oher feeling better
Oher revealed following the
The injury, which did not require surgery, lingered into the offseason. However, Oher, who is taking part in voluntary workouts, says that he is feeling much better and he'll be ready for the various offseason training activities.
"It's just now starting to feel good," Oher said of his knee. "I did a lot of rehab and things like that. It's starting to feel good getting ready for OTAs and things like that."
Kruger ready to fill Johnson's role
For three years,
"It's a great opportunity," he said. "I couldn't ask to be in a better situation. So I'm going to be grinding as much as I can from here until August to prepare myself for camp as much as possible. I'm real excited."
Kruger, 26, shined at times as a situational pass rusher in 2011, recording a career-high 5.5 sacks in the regular season and adding another in the AFC championship game. He mostly played in obvious passing situations, with Johnson manning the strong side on first and second downs. He's now the front runner in a competition with
After splitting time at linebacker and defensive end in his first three seasons, Kruger, a 2009 second-round pick, said that knowing where he is playing and what is expected of him "makes all the difference in the world."
"It's been tough — I think a great learning experience — to kind of bounce around," Kruger said. "But at the same time, it's pretty exciting to have a solidified spot that they know they're putting you into to take it over."
Webb still hoping for returns
The Ravens might be in the market for a return specialist in this year's draft, but cornerback
But if that isn't in the team's plans, Webb feels he has earned the right to return punts whenever the team needs a big play.
Webb said he hopes to make a name for himself on both defense and special teams like one flamboyant former Ravens cornerback.
"That's what made