Ravens safety Ed Reed hinted in a recent interview that he’d consider not playing this season if he doesn’t get a new contract.
Reed said on 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore that he currently expects to play for the Ravens in 2012 but isn’t 100 percent certain about that.
“I plan on playing,” Reed said. “Everybody in the world knows plans can change.”
Reed didn’t come right out and say that he doesn’t think the Ravens are showing him enough money or enough respect, but he came close enough that the Ravens’ website published a story about the interview headlined, “Reed: Not getting respect I deserve.”
“I got some unfinished business,” Reed said. “I got a lot on my mind I’ve been thinking about. The truth of the matter is, it’s about respect. It’s about getting respect and it’s a business.”
Reed said he’s “not trying to break the bank” but he also seems to think the $7.2 million he’s scheduled to make in 2012 is insufficient for a player who has done what he has done on the field for the Ravens.
“For what I offer on the football field, for what I give on the football field and for what they know they’re going to get, it’s much more than these young guys out here today and what they’re getting,” Reed said.