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Ed Reed hasn’t heard from Ravens, can’t see himself elsewhere


Now that Joe Flacco’s contract is done, the Ravens are free to start talking to other free agents they would like to keep around for a Super Bowl defense.

Safety Ed Reed might be on that list, but the team hasn’t reached him yet. Reed told the NFL Network Monday that he’s yet to hear from the Ravens about a contract for the 2013 season, but said that he hopes they call soon because he’d like to remain in Baltimore.

“I haven’t spoken to anyone. Hopefully that call comes soon,” Reed said. “I’m a Raven. I plan on being a Raven. I couldn’t see me anywhere else right now.”

Reed might not be able to envision himself in another uniform, but he didn’t sound totally closed off to the possibility that he’ll continue his career with another team. He said he thinks he should be paid a salary based on both what he’s done in the past and his current ability, a nebulous price that could push him out of the range that the Ravens are willing to pay. If that happens, Reed said he’ll “adapt” and move along.

Reed should have other suitors, so that plain to remain a Raven may need to be revisited at some point in the next few weeks.

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22 Responses to “Ed Reed hasn’t heard from Ravens, can’t see himself elsewhere”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Mar 4, 2013 10:45 AM

    Pull a Strahan and retire on top.

  2. ravenator says: Mar 4, 2013 10:58 AM

    Of course he’s not going anywhere. He’s a raven for life. Bank on it haters. Patriot fans, you don’t stand a chance of landing him. He wants nothing to do with an organization that they’ve beaten up the last few years. Cheers!

  3. ampats says: Mar 4, 2013 10:59 AM

    But he will hear from Bill Belichick next week.

  4. spewtilation says: Mar 4, 2013 11:00 AM

    Ed Reed, a Raven, indeed.

  5. asseenonokra says: Mar 4, 2013 11:10 AM

    Great pic of Reed in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Grass skirt makes me think he was in Zulu…

  6. greglloydrules says: Mar 4, 2013 11:14 AM

    Hey Ed. They clearly showed you who’s more important. Find another team, it’s what best for Ed.

  7. tannethrill says: Mar 4, 2013 11:28 AM

    One of the few veteran stop gaps I wouldn’t mind in Miami.

  8. Obama's Ballsack says: Mar 4, 2013 11:37 AM

    Come to the Jet’s…and we could send Jesus to you guys.

  9. obsession55 says: Mar 4, 2013 11:44 AM

    Come to Indy, Ed! Team up with your boy Reggie

  10. gochargersgo says: Mar 4, 2013 11:48 AM

    ravenator says:Mar 4, 2013 10:58 AM

    “Of course he’s not going anywhere. He’s a raven for life. Bank on it haters. Patriot fans, you don’t stand a chance of landing him. He wants nothing to do with an organization that they’ve beaten up the last few years. Cheers!”

    Didnt realize Ed had hired you as his spokesperson and allowed you to work out of your parents’ basement.

  11. jamaltimore says: Mar 4, 2013 11:48 AM

    Ed spends no money and probably banked most of the money he’s made so far. I don’t think money is really a concern for him as long as the ravens deal is deemed as fair.

    He knows now he is the Man in Bmore with no more Uncle Ray to look up to and I think he’ll relish that role.

  12. bkostela says: Mar 4, 2013 12:02 PM

    ed has a great respect for coach belichick and coach pagano. if not baltimore, he could wind up in foxboro or indy.

  13. godofwine330 says: Mar 4, 2013 12:02 PM

    I know he would never come here, but I would love to have him in Cleveland. One of the greatest ball hawks ever.

  14. robertocfg says: Mar 4, 2013 12:06 PM

    Bill Belichick will call him and offer to personally cut the sleeves off his sweatshirt. It will be an offer hard to refuse.

  15. ravensterpsarmystrong says: Mar 4, 2013 12:08 PM

    Ed, you’re a Raven – A leader of the flock! The call is coming but understand, like you always say, it’s a business. If you feel the Oz will not be fair to you at this point in your career basd on your body of work and potential to play for the next couple years then we understand you have the option to play for another team. All in all would prefer you end your career here and retire as a Raven whether it’s 1, 2, 3 years from now or next month. If your not financially secure at this point and chasing money then look to sign elsewhere. GO RAVENS!

  16. kevo126 says: Mar 4, 2013 12:25 PM

    does he even have an agent?

  17. iamedreed says: Mar 4, 2013 12:39 PM

    just like ozzie did with ray he will let ed test the out free agency to determine his market value and oz will offer a respectable contract accordingly

    please take notes on how business gets done by a real GM

  18. tesslord says: Mar 4, 2013 2:05 PM

    He said last time, what football player won’t like to play for coach bellichick? If his team can’t afford him now , he can go to the pats. Let’s face it, it’s business. Very few players will take less money if they can get more. Whatever reed does, good luck.

  19. thesportsguy52 says: Mar 4, 2013 2:59 PM

    Boy, the media is just salivating over the possibility of him playing elsewhere. I guess good players being on the Ravens is boring…sorry everyone.

  20. lovefootball4life says: Mar 4, 2013 3:47 PM

    Ravens will let him test the market. He’ll get interest but it won’t be the level he wants. Reed will have to deal with all this himself since he’s his own agent.

    When it doesn’t work out he’ll get a contract to stay a Raven. I want Reed around but its a tough call to make. Fans were pretty upset when Mason and Heap we’re dumped but it was the perfect call.

    Reed is first ballot HOF.

  21. vincentbojackson says: Mar 4, 2013 4:37 PM

    Ravens have a boatload of key free agents (Reed, Ellerbe, Pitta, Dickson, Kruger, McKinnie, C. Williams).

    Realistically, the Ravens will have enough room to sign maybe 2 or 3 of these guys. The problem is they probably won’t have cap room to match if any teams decide to throw absurd money at any of these guys.

  22. mikemyditka says: Mar 4, 2013 4:38 PM

    How do the ravens keep Ed, Cary Williams, Kruger and Ellerbe? Thats the question.

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