Ozzie Newsome expects Ed Reed to make his choice this week

Reuters

Safety Ed Reed had a long meeting with the Texans this week, but it didn’t result in a contract.

That’s left Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome with a chance to make a bid to keep Reed in the only NFL uniform he’s ever worn. Newsome told Jarrett Bell of USA Today that he will speak with Reed’s agent David Dunn at the owners meetings in Arizona and that he expects Reed to come to a decision about where he wants to play before the end of the week.

“Four years ago, we went down this same road with Ray,” Newsome said. “Dave always does a very good job of keeping us in the loop. That doesn’t mean that Ed will come back, and it doesn’t mean that he will leave.”

The big question mark is how much money the two teams are willing to pay Reed for his services next season, something that Newsome predictably refused to discuss with Bell when talking about his plan to meet with Dunn. It may not be the only thing driving Reed’s decision, but it is surely on the list of things that will determine whether or not another member of the Ravens defense leaves the team this offseason.

46 responses to “Ozzie Newsome expects Ed Reed to make his choice this week

  1. Ozzies way of saying “if you don’t sign our offer by the end of the week, we are moving on.” The ravens can’t afford to wait any longer on his indecisiveness like he has shown the last few offseasons when he hints at retirement.

  2. Before I make my point, let me say I’m an Eagles fan from Philly, so I’m an outsider looking in….

    The Ravens letting Reed walk would be akin to the Eagles pushing Dawkins out the door. Don’t do it Ozzie! Reed deserves better, the Ravens fans deserve better. He’s given his heart, soul, and body to the Ravens and the Baltimore fans for a decade
    Will he get paid a bit more than he is probably worth at this point? Probably. Has he earned that? The Texans apparently think so, the question is, do you? Again, being an outsider, I bet I can tell you how 90% of them would answer that question

  3. If Reed is smart he stays in Bmore. He and Ray Lewis are synonymous together. You cannot have one without the other. Hope he makes the right decision. To HOF who made the Bmore D what it was.

  4. Regardless of if Reed stays or he walks, the ravens franchise is better than the pop warner team you cheer for.

  5. Ed Reed will be a Raven to the end… He just wanted a little bit of attention that Ray Lewis seemed to always get…Do not forget that they come from the U a place where ego was always welcomed groomed and encoraged…let him have his moment let him shine for a while he’s coming home when its all said and done…..

  6. He’s done. There’s no room for a broken down drama queen always injured FS who can’t tackle and that costs over $5,000,000.00.

  7. Hilarious how “Steeler Nation” always make these posts begging players to stay in Baltimore. Hey “Steeler Nation”, WE ARE WORLD CHAMPS.

    Signed

    RAVENS NATION

  8. It’s all very simple. Repeat Ozzie’s Mantra:

    Right player, right price.

    Ozzie has a number in mind.

    If Dunn agrees, Ed stays. If not, Reed plays in a strange uniform next year.

  9. Reed, threatens the Ravens with retirement every year. So this isn’t shocking. Oz told him to test the market to determine his value, just like with Ray. Reed should retire a Raven. However, he is at the end of his career on the decline at 35 years old. That being said, Ozzie will not give Reed the “big money” contract he’s looking for. If it comes down to “big money” Reed will wear another uniform. Just like, Ray, Ed is a Baltimore legend.

  10. Oz will keep Ed at the right price. Ravens are not sentimental with players. They have games to win and they don’t look back. It doesn’t matter what you DID. It only matters what you CAN do.

  11. hey ravens fans…dont ya love how its gone from ravens wont win a superbowl to ravens wont win another superbowl. these people make me laugh. anyways…like a previous poster said. right player right place. i would love to see ed retire as a raven but i wouldnt overpay for it. hope it all works out. go ravens!!

  12. Good franchises (like the Ravens) tend to get rid of players when thery’re time is at a near end” or if someone wants to over-pay in free agency. This works cause great teams (like the Ravens) almost always find cheaper people to replace them many times in that same offseason weather through the draft or cheaply through free agency.

    Bad franchises like the Browns, Raiders or Doplphins (to name a few) draft bad and give out big money to guys who play better within a particular system and expect them to be pro bowlers and it hardly ever works out.

    Ed may have a season or two left in him it would be nice to see him retire with the team that drafted him. #20 is one of the best ever!

  13. “jacktheraven says:
    Mar 17, 2013 12:23 PM
    Oz will keep Ed at the right price. Ravens are not sentimental with players. They have games to win and they don’t look back. It doesn’t matter what you DID. It only matters what you CAN do.”

    Oh so when the Ravens do something like this its just “not being sentimental”, but when the Pats do something like this there are Ravens fans along with those of most other teams talking about how cruel the spawn of satan Pats are to treat a player like this.

    Double standards, they’re a joke.

  14. Steeler Nation….bwaahaahaahaahaa

    8 and 8 last year…3 and 13 this year.

    Roethlisberger only throws backbreaking interceptions…Polamalu is washed up…the rest of the defense is older than the incline in Pittsburgh. No Harrison. Fat Albert Woodley is eating 10 hamburgers as we speak. Heath’s knee is totally destroyed. And Dick Lebeau spends more time in the nursing home than he does coaching any more.

  15. Lol “Signed Steelernation” why so he can pick off more of those lame ducks Ben throws up because his shoulder is fried from taking so many beatings?

  16. timcast12 says:
    Mar 17, 2013 11:33 AM
    Won’t win another Super Bowl anytime soon

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    Uh huh. Unless your team is the Packers or the Giants, I’d say your team hasn’t won the Super Bowl lately either. And it doesn’t change the fact that the Ravens are still reigning Super Bowl champs either. So what exactly is your point?

  17. ravensdominate

    Maybe they just appreciate the rivalry, and want him to stay for it.

    ravenmuscle

    They still had a better defense than the Ravens did.

    Heck they had a better offense, too, and half of the team was injured.

    Still, they didn’t pay Aaron Rodgers money for Alex Smith quality in a QB.

  18. Something tells me all these ravens fans saying they dont care if he leaves will be singing a different tune if he resigns.

  19. ed already made his mind up after he seen the ravens give a mediocre Flacco 120 million, hes leaving town on the next thing smokin and signing with a smart team that wont cap shackle its team with a 120 million dollar mid level QB

  20. What’s funny is the Steeler Nation extends world wide, while the Ravens nation doesn’t go 20 miles past Baltimore. Nobody outside of Baltimore cares if the Ravens win another Super Bowl or not. They signed a quarterback but lost their identity and any hope of repeating with all of the defections. Pittsburgh is down too, but I’m willing to bet they make it back before the Ravens.

  21. ravens nation doesnt extend outside of baltimore you say? did you see the superbowl? and while it may take pitt a while to bounce back please explain what the ravens are bouncing back from. again, did you see the superbowl

  22. He’s not staying in Baltimore! Been a long time coming.yes it’s true Baltimore did win the superbowl and I don’t want to take anything away from them. No matter how you win, you won… But the team was a mess all year. If you read between the lines on every interview that was given by any raven side the flacco deal, they all think he was over paid. Strong arm, great deep ball thrower,TEAM got hot at right time, but he was the only one to benefit with a HUGE payday… So in Ozzie you guys trust? Will good luck with that…

  23. Scoobie Im with you…Im from Baltimore and live in California now and Ravennation was strong out here even in the SB with the Home town team playing on the other side…Steeler fan just cant except whats happening to them…I hear Tommy Maddox is ready for a comeback.

  24. There are alot of little teenage or immature fans on this site. Flacco sucks and doesn’t deserve that contract. You will never see another Superbowl.Your team is gutted and casn’t compete anymore.And the best one from a jealous Pats fan……Double standards, they’re a joke.
    We will be competitive this year…bank on it. Six straight years in the playoffs…you jealous fans !!!

  25. thanks for the support mlbbal…lots of steeler fans think the nfl only began when the steelers started to win superbowls…they are a funny bunch. and the poster who ridicules in ozzie we trust…he has been gm for 2 superbowl teams 4 afc championship teams and 9 playoff teams in 17 years and has also drafted 3 sure fire hall of famers and countless pro bowlers. any one who knows football knows he is one of if not the top gm in the league. so yeah…in ozzie we trust. go ravens

  26. What’s funny is the Steeler Nation extends world wide, while the Ravens nation doesn’t go 20 miles past Baltimore. Nobody outside of Baltimore cares if the Ravens win another Super Bowl or not. They signed a quarterback but lost their identity and any hope of repeating with all of the defections. Pittsburgh is down too, but I’m willing to bet they make it back before the Ravens.

    That just means a lot more of you got to watch your team go 8-8 while your hated rivals are the Super Bowl Champs. Really? Nobody likes us? Oh No! LOL Ravens fans could care less who likes us. Yes we signed a QB but lost our identity? NFL is a business with a salary cap. Ravens can not afford to overpay for all their free agents. Im sure you know this. Odds of probability would suggest that the Ravens will not repeat. Thats no surprise. Thanks Nostrodamus. Balt. will remain competitive and yes, your Steelers are down after being 8-8. Ravens may be down but at least they are the Champs.

  27. What’s funny is the Steeler Nation extends world wide, while the Ravens nation doesn’t go 20 miles past Baltimore. Nobody outside of Baltimore cares if the Ravens win another Super Bowl or not. They signed a quarterback but lost their identity and any hope of repeating with all of the defections. Pittsburgh is down too, but I’m willing to bet they make it back before the Ravens.

    That just means a lot more of you got to watch your team go 8-8 while your hated rivals are the Super Bowl Champs. Really? Nobody likes us? Oh No! LOL Ravens fans could care less who likes us. Yes we signed a QB but lost our identity? NFL is a business with a salary cap. Ravens can not afford to overpay for all their free agents. Im sure you know this. Odds of probability would suggest that the Ravens will not repeat. Thats no surprise. Thanks Nostrodamus. Balt. will remain competitive and yes, your Steelers are down after being 8-8. Ravens may be down but at least they are the Champs.

    I am sure this is the high point of your existence…please

  28. Wow, the Ravens have twooooo Lombardi Trophies. Oh man, I wish my team had twoooo Lombardi Trophies…oh, wait a minute, my team has siiixxxx Lombardi Trophies.

    If no one cares that the STEELERS have six, then why in the world would anyone care about the Raven’s two? Hey, Ravens fans…like you folks always tell us STEELERS fans when we boast about our team winning six…stop living in the past.

  29. scoobies05 says:

    ravens nation doesnt extend outside of baltimore you say? did you see the superbowl?
    ————————————————————
    that’s your argument genius, the superbowl attendance? Don’t you think the other 27 nfl teams that played in the big show had good attendance? sheesh.

  30. Give Steeler nation a break.
    Steelers nation can only be so extended for 2 reasons:
    A. They have a lot of bandwagon fans; i.e. those fans live in a city that loses regularly so they jumped ship – in other words, they’re spineless.
    B. They are all originals that fled that nasty city for a better life for them and their families.

    Ravens will dominate the AFC north in 2013 – as usual

  31. Talk about losing an identity – Harrison: he gone
    Wallace: he gone; Sanders: on his way; Colon: he gone – Polamalu: old as dirt; shall I continue

  32. much of the talk superbowl week was how the ravens fans pretty much took over new orleans. also there is a strong ravens fan presence at every away game including games at pittsburgh. i know its hard to believe that people root for teams other than the steelers but its true. so for all of ravens nation…go ravens!

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