The Baltimore Ravens did want Ed Reed back. That's the message Kevin Byrne, senior vice president, public & community relations, wanted to make perfectly clear in a story recently posted on the team website.

Byrne responded to Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston writing, "Ravens coach John Harbaugh wanted Reed back as much as he wants a root canal." That portion of Preston's Monday column said there was no real bidding war between the Houston Texans and Ravens -- that the Ravens' activity was more out of respect to Reed than a true desire to re-sign the safety.

"I really got pissed this week," Byrne wrote. "Fact is the sentence in no way reflected John's feelings about the future Hall of Famer Reed."