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Ed Reed tells Ravens he’ll be back

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Lewis lifts up teammate Reed after Reed intercepted the Houston Texans in fourth quarter of their NFL AFC Divisional Playoff football game in Baltimore Reuters

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.

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12 Responses to “Ed Reed tells Ravens he’ll be back”
  1. lilrob10201 says: Feb 25, 2012 10:15 AM

    I hope Ed Reed returns.There are not alot of elite safeties in today’s NFL and without Ed Reed it will make less elite safeties in the NFL I can say I hate the Ravens but at the same time it is hard to hate the Ravens with 2 of my favorite players on that team.

  2. tluke25 says: Feb 25, 2012 10:16 AM

    Even as a Steeler fan, I’m glad to see Reed coming back. The rivalry just wouldn’t be the same without him.

  3. ravenator says: Feb 25, 2012 10:22 AM

    No question about it, Ed > Troy. Anyone who disagrees is just a hater. Ravens are going to sweep the Steelers again, bank on it! Who got Tebow’d out of the playoffs? Oh thats right, it was the Steelers.

  4. pacodawg says: Feb 25, 2012 10:23 AM

    It’s sad when an athlete can’t walk away from the game on top. It’s better to leave a year to early than a year to late. Players never think it will end. Move on Ed it’s over.

  5. thenmoveback says: Feb 25, 2012 10:29 AM

    The U

  6. reed20ravens says: Feb 25, 2012 10:30 AM

    for those of you who think ed reed is done physically are probably the ones who said ray lewis was done in 2006. shut up haters

  7. raqaiw says: Feb 25, 2012 10:39 AM

    All bias aside, is there a safety playing that’s better than Reed? Collins from GB is good, but I don’t think he instills the same kind of fear into OCs and QBs that #20 does. Rolle and Phillips in NY are good but aren’t as good as Reed. The hairball in Pittsburgh is good from 15 yards and in, past that he’s meat in pass coverage(see SB45 & 2011 Div. Playoffs for examples) Not sure who else warrants discussion. Maybe the kid in Buffalo? Byrd i think it is?

  8. edgarcaetano says: Feb 25, 2012 10:57 AM

    couldn’t be happier about the news but… does that mean Ray Lewis and Ed Reed will both retire a year from now? Ravens 2013’s gonna feel weird…

  9. donterrelli says: Feb 25, 2012 11:17 AM

    Hopefully Hines Ward will have a chance to blow him up again.

  10. kmkhaine says: Feb 25, 2012 11:50 AM

    The only time Ward blows anyone up is when the ball is 35+ yards away and his target is looking the other way.
    Reed = legitimate playmaker
    Ward = cheap shot artist and asshat. As voted by NFL PLAYERS.

    So I hope Reed has a couple more years in him. He is not as good as he once was. But he is still better than 97% (or more) of the safeties out there.

  11. JakeDSnake says: Feb 25, 2012 12:05 PM

    This year…next year – he retires without a ring because defense can’t win Championships by themselves with the Polian-Manning rules in place. Ozzie never got a good enough QB.

  12. kokoskmr says: Feb 25, 2012 11:52 PM

    The only one keeping Ed Reed out of the HOF is Ed Reed. He’ll have to retire and wait 5 years. Before long, the talk won’t be of position logjams but of Ravens logjams getting into the HOF. Welcome back Ed. Now, let’s get the Lombardi!

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