Ed Reed isn’t at Ravens minicamp

AP

Ravens safety Ed Reed has sent mixed signals about his plans to play the 2012 season, a message that got a little muddier on Tuesday.

Reed did not show up for the start of the team’s mandatory minicamp session, which puts him at risk for more than $70,000 in fines from the Ravens. Reed has not been present for the team’s voluntary offseason work either, choosing to spend time at home with his family instead of being in Maryland. According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, no formal explanation for his absence is expected.

Reed said last month that he was still unsure whether or not he was going to play this season. He reversed course a couple of days later and said that he wanted to play for years. Reed’s experience means that he needs this work less than other members of the team so you can’t read too much into his decision not to go to minicamp.

It’s unknown whether or not the Ravens will choose to impose the fines on Reed for not appearing. The team has shown no interest in getting money back from Terrell Suggs after his injury away from the team’s facility, but this is a different situation. Coach John Harbaugh and others have expressed nothing but confidence about Reed playing in 2012, but the coach also said that he didn’t think Reed would miss any mandatory work.

He’s now missing mandatory work and the Ravens are likely a little less confident about what comes next.

36 responses to “Ed Reed isn’t at Ravens minicamp

  1. He’s had a lot of injuries in his career so I don’t think anyone should blame him for taking his time or retiring.

  2. Smart money says he’s using his veteran’s membership privileges and just taking it easy. Reed will be a Raven, never fear.

  3. IMHO, Ed Reed has always been a me first player. He gets his Int’s and his stats look good, but he will give up the HUGE play going for stats, when it is not in the teams best interest.

  4. The most over rated NFL player of our time.

    He benefits , as all Ravens DB’s have, from the best front 7 in the NFL over the last decade.

  5. @brianjoates – Really?? The best to ever play the position. He is not even in the top 5. Know your history.
    1. Ronnie Lott
    2. Ken Houston
    3. Paul Krause
    4. Willie Wood
    5. Larry Wilson

    Also don’t forget guys like Steve Atwater and Deron Cherry. Ed Reed is great, a sure fire Hall of Famer, but not the best of all time.

  6. brianjoates says:
    “The Greatest to ever play the position…he will be ready on gameday.”

    Funny stuff

  7. Here is one Steeler fan who hopes he plays this year. He is one of the greatest to ever play the position, and is simply a joy to watch.

  8. brianjoates says: Jun 12, 2012 3:48 PM

    The Greatest to ever play the position…he will be ready on gameday.
    ———————————–
    Ronnie Lott says “hi” with his his 4 rings, 63 ints, bone-crunching hits and 100 tackle seasons.

  9. Fine him. If he wants the rest he should get permission from the coach. It’s not his choice. He is also way to old and to many injuries to think he will get one more big contract.

  10. Ed Reed is about Ed Reed, NOT the team. He’s making more than $7 Million, yet he feels “disrespected.” It’s not all about YOU, Ed.

  11. Lott was great,and more than a little crazy,but his SB wins have little bearing on his individual status as a safety. He played with a HOF QB and WR in their primes,without free agency. Reed hasn’t had such a luxury. The most telling thing I’ve heard about Ed Reed’s place as the GOAT is Ronnie Lott himself saying Reed is the best he’s ever seen play. If the best ever says you’re better than him,it kind of makes you the best.

  12. mrl7265,

    I guess since everyone is couch experts on the league, if you take that equation out and go by the 100 greatest players list comprised by the NFL, you would find Ronnie Lott at #11 and Ed Reed at #88.

    Maybe I missed them,but didnt see:
    2. Ken Houston
    3. Paul Krause
    4. Willie Wood
    5. Larry Wilson

    on the list…But then again, what does the league know about its own history?

  13. Ed will be playing under lights on MNF. He aint going no where. John Harbaugh isnt gonna fine on of the teams most important players! Are u kidding me? it aint gonna happen! He will show up whenever he wants to and YES, he is guranteed a spot on the roster..
    When we play them, ma boy The Red Rifle will sit back and enjoy Reeds demons

  14. Ed is Charm City’s version of Brett Favre. Haters, keep hating. Ed will be ball-hawkin’ come opening day. He didn’t look like much of a liability in the playoffs? Did he?

    As for his GOAT status…No DB has lurked around in the heads of opposing QB’s more than #20. I’m in no position to say he’s the best, but he’s warranted consideration. I was there to witness both of his record-breaking INT’s for TD’s. In case you missed it, YEAH, I said it…BOTH. The man breaks his own records!!!!

    And he’s better than Troy….

  15. I don’t really think it’ll be an issue for him if he starts on opening day, but to address:
    “He didn’t look like much of a liability in the playoffs? Did he?”

    Without looking up stats/numbers/etc. from the playoffs last year, the only memory I have of Ed Reed in the postseason was whiffing on tackles. Did he do something great I’m not remembering?

    At his prime maybe better than Troy, but definitely not now.

  16. Only 1 aspect hes better than troy. Thats interceptions. Ball hawk thats it. Troy tackles better, makes more splash plays, better blitzing, hes faster…etc..hes old slow & its over!

  17. steelersownyou says:Jun 13, 2012 3:06 PM

    Only 1 aspect hes better than troy. Thats interceptions. Ball hawk thats it. Troy tackles better, makes more splash plays, better blitzing, hes faster…etc..hes old slow & its over!

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    Child please! Tory is faster than Ed Reed?! I seem to remember Troy getting torched by Ed Dickson week 1, when is the last time you’ve seen Reed get straight up BURNED like that? Also didn’t Troy allow something like 9 TD’s last season? I don’t think Reed has EVER allowed that many in any 2 seasons.

    Also I’m pretty sure you don’t get as many INT, punt, or fumble return yards as Reed by being slow. When is the last time Troy ever had any return 25% as electrifying as Ed Reed?

  18. @Randallflag52.. Well to answer your question..I remember an electrifying pick off of flacco in an afc championship game that he returned for a TD. Which sent the ravens home crying while we went to the super bowl. Or was it the strip sack in your own house that caused flacco to fumble the ball with just a few minutes left in the game which.gave us the afc north? So many to choose from..so child double please! Dont have short term memory when it comes to troys greatness. He has single handedly wrecked seasons for the ratbirds & their fans. Black & yellow sucka!

  19. steelersownyou says:Jun 14, 2012 6:58 AM

    @Randallflag52.. Well to answer your question..I remember an electrifying pick off of flacco in an afc championship game that he returned for a TD. Which sent the ravens home crying while we went to the super bowl. Or was it the strip sack in your own house that caused flacco to fumble the ball with just a few minutes left in the game which.gave us the afc north? So many to choose from..so child double please! Dont have short term memory when it comes to troys greatness. He has single handedly wrecked seasons for the ratbirds & their fans. Black & yellow sucka!

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    You are a fool. Troy has never looked like Ed returning anything. Ed makes players look like they are standing still, he has better moves than most RBs in the NFL.

    You still didn’t adress the point of Troy getting torched often in coverage I see…

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