The Ravens were starting to look pretty deep at the wide receiver spot, until today. The Ravens shipped former draft pick David Reed to the Indianapolis Colts for Delone Carter. Carter has amassed 499 yards and five scores over his first two seasons, but his 3.8 yards per carry paints an accurate picture of a one-dimensional ball carrier. This was a huge win for the Super Bowl Champion Ravens. They traded a wide receiver with tons of potential and only 5 receptions for 66 yards and touchdown for a very good running back. I don’t know what this means for Ray Rice or Bernard Pierce, but it is one heck of an insurance policy.
Reed has been in trouble with the law before, but was famous for his kick return skills. On December 13, 2010, against the Houston Texans, Reed scored his first NFL touchdown on a 103-yard kickoff return. The return set a new Ravens franchise record (eclipsing the old mark of 97 yards by Patrick Johnson) and his 233 kickoff return yards were also the second most in franchise history. For his efforts, Reed was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Reed could become a target for Luck but at this point, I think the two teams were just trading each other quality back ups.