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Grossman didn’t hold it against Reed. Afterward, he complimented Reed’s athleticism and talent with the understanding that rookies make mistakes in their debuts.

Reed, at least, sensed he belonged on the field because the speed of the game seemed slower than practice. That provided him enough of a foundation to look forward to his next opportunity.

“I think I’ll keep getting better in practice,” Reed said. “Keep working on what I have to get better at, and come out next week.”