OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Tom Brady's foot-up slide in the AFC championship game did not sit well with Baltimore Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard.
During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid to the ground to end of an impromptu run. The quarterback's upraised leg hit onrushing Ravens free safety Ed Reed, who emerged from the play without injury.
But Pollard believes Brady should be disciplined by the NFL, which levies fines on defensive players for helmet-to-helmet hits.
Pollard said Monday, ``If you want to keep this going in the right direction, everyone should be penalized for their actions.''
He said Brady ``knew what he was doing. It has to go both ways. Hopefully the NFL will do something about it. If they don't, that's fine. If they do, then that's fine.''
Running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was added to the 53-man roster Saturday and tight end Daniel Brown was released, the Ravens announced Saturday. In this third season with the Ravens, Taliaferro had spent the first six weeks of the season on the PUP with a Lisfranc foot injury.
Taliaferro will contribute immediately on special teams, where has practiced all week. He is unlikely to get many, if any carries Sunday against the Jets, with running backs Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon, and Buck Allen all ahead of Taliaferro on the depth chart.
The Ravens also place backup safety Kendrick Lewis (hamstring) on injured reserve, and promoted cornerback Robertson Daniel from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Lewis started 15 games last season, but his role was dramatically reduced after the Ravens signed safety Eric Weddle during free agency and moved Lardarius Webb from cornerback to safety. That pushed Lewis out of the starting lineup, and he only had one tackle this season, playing primarily on special teams.
The Ravens need the cornerback depth Daniel will provide, with cornerback Shareece Wright listed as doubtful for Sunday, and cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (concussion) and Jerraud Powers (thigh) listed as questionable. Daniel was added to the practice squad earlier this month. Undrafted out of Brigham Young in 2015, Daniel spent last season on the Packers and Redskins practice squads.
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Typically when someone pulls a prank on you, it's because they're making fun of you, not because they're trying to show you respect. Unless you're the Ed Reed, that is.
The former Ravens legend is considered one of the greatest NFL safeties to ever play the game. Now he's the assistant defensive backs coach for the Bills.
Imagine his surprise on Friday when he found someone had left goats in his office with little Bills bandanas tied around their necks.
But Reed wasn't mad. The goats were a compliment, in a way. Goats for the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) – get it?
That's actually kinda nice.
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