Two years ago, Ravens safety Ed Reed put his chances of retiring at 50-50. This year, the odds of calling it quits are slightly lower.
G.M. Ozzie Newsome told the media on Friday that Reed already has told the team he’ll be back.
“He met with [coach] John [Harbaugh] and he told John that he is going to get himself prepared to come back and play in 2012,” Newsome said.
Reed turns 34 later this year, but he continues to be one of the best safeties in the game. And if the Ravens plan to bust through to the Super Bowl in 2012, they need him.