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No tampering with Ed Reed this weekend, since he lacks agent

Raymond Floyd, Ed Reed AP

Almost all of the players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents can start gauging their value at midnight Saturday, when the league’s first legal tampering window opens.

But not all of them.

As Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe points out in the rules for the tampering window, contact can only be between teams and agents, and players can’t have any visits with teams.

That gives the Ravens an extra three days (or actually 87 hours) to negotiate exclusively with safety Ed Reed, since he doesn’t have an agent.

Reed, who represents himself (thus saving 3 percent), said earlier this week he hadn’t heard from the Ravens but couldn’t imagine playing anywhere else.

And until 4 p.m. Tuesday, he can’t hear from anyone else about the prospect, at least according to the letter of the law.

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15 Responses to “No tampering with Ed Reed this weekend, since he lacks agent”
  1. skoobyfl says: Mar 6, 2013 2:57 PM

    If they’re short on money, they can ask Joe for a loan.

  2. ravenator says: Mar 6, 2013 2:57 PM

    Ed Reed, always a Raven, stays a Raven. Only now he has the hardware to show off. Hate on haters.

  3. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Mar 6, 2013 3:06 PM

    ravenator says:
    Mar 6, 2013 2:57 PM
    Ed Reed, always a Raven, stays a Raven. Only now he has the hardware to show off. Hate on haters.

    Who exactly was hating? There must be comments here that I can’t see or something.

  4. jblandbeardown says: Mar 6, 2013 3:06 PM

    So when a player represents themselves does NFLPA have attorneys look it over? Or does player do it themselves(hire a lawyer) I can see saving 3% off a large some of money, but in some cases it seems like 3% would be ok to not deal with headache.

  5. reed20fence says: Mar 6, 2013 3:30 PM

    Reed is only a year older than Suggs but because he presents himself as an old soul he comes across as a broken down old hag.

    The reason his tackling became an issue isn’t his age… he’s had like umpteen surgeries. Look at him in his early years versus now, he bulked up tremedously upstairs from where he was. That’s by design.

  6. bengalsstillsuck says: Mar 6, 2013 3:33 PM

    No the tampering came a month ago, you know the Superbowl

  7. gonavybeatarmy says: Mar 6, 2013 3:41 PM

    reed20fence:
    Mar 6, 2013 3:30 PM
    Reed is only a year older than Suggs but because he presents himself as an old soul he comes across as a broken down old hag.

    The reason his tackling became an issue isn’t his age… he’s had like umpteen surgeries. Look at him in his early years versus now, he bulked up tremedously upstairs from where he was. That’s by design.

    Hey Genius,

    Reed turned 34 in September and Suggs turned 30 in October. Reed is 47 months older than Suggs.

  8. robert831 says: Mar 6, 2013 3:48 PM

    This makes no sense and wouldn’t likely hold up in court. If you are acting as your own agent, you are an agent. The league can’t have different rules for different agents. He can talk to any team, as he is the agent. If I were him I would inform the league that I’m going to talk to teams as my agent.

  9. crewdawg says: Mar 6, 2013 4:01 PM

    I’d be shocked if no teams talk to him this weekend. It’s not like agents and teams have ever really followed the tampering guidelines.

  10. ampats says: Mar 6, 2013 4:15 PM

    There is rumor being reported in Boston that there is a reservation for one Ed Reed at the Renaissance Hotel & Spa at Gillette Stadium for the evening of March 11,2013

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 6, 2013 4:19 PM

    It’s hard to tell which one is older in that picture.

  12. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    reed20fence says:

    Look at him in his early years versus now, he bulked up tremedously upstairs from where he was. That’s be design.
    ——————————————————
    I actually agree with you reed20fence. Though I wouldn’t characterize steroids as “by design”. Semantics though, we know what you meant.

  13. vikesfan320 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:02 PM

    If Reed represents himself, he’s technically his own agent, so I don’t see why teams couldn’t technically talk to him

  14. vincentbojackson says: Mar 6, 2013 7:22 PM

    Ed will be a Raven for life, lock it up.

    And by “for life” of course I mean up until another team offers more than the Ravens can afford, or would be willing to match.

  15. lovefootball4life says: Mar 7, 2013 6:43 PM

    crownofthehelmet says: Mar 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    reed20fence says:

    Look at him in his early years versus now, he bulked up tremedously upstairs from where he was. That’s be design.
    ——————————————————
    I actually agree with you reed20fence. Though I wouldn’t characterize steroids as “by design”. Semantics though, we know what you meant.
    ——————————————————
    I bet once you hit submit you wished you could delete it because of how outlandish it sounds.

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