Kansas City — — Ravens Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed traveled with the team to Kansas City Saturday and is expected to play today against the Chiefs despite not knowing the whereabouts of a brother who disappeared near New Orleans on Friday.
Ed Reed was on the team's charter that left Baltimore around 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a team spokesman. Ed Reed told ESPN that his brother "loved football. He would want me to play."
Brian Reed has been missing since police say he jumped into the Mississippi River Friday. On Saturday they called off the search of the river for the 29-year-old Reed. According to reports, Karen Reed, mother of Brian and Ed, said that authorities had found Brian's jacket and shoes.
Police say that Brian Reed, of St. Rose, La., was trying to elude officers who stopped what they thought was a stolen car. His mother told reporters Friday that Brian has a history of drug and alcohol problems.
In addition to his brother's disappearance weighing on him, Ed Reed also has injured ribs sustained after intercepting his second pass against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. He has been limited in practice all week.
The 32-year-old Reed, recently voted to his seventh Pro Bowl, finished the regular season leading the NFL in interceptions with eight. He spent the first six weeks on the Ravens' physically-unable-to-perform list after having off-season hip surgery.