It’s been fun watching Ravens safety Ed Reed be evasive about questions concerning his plans for the coming season over the last few months, but it seems we’ll need to find another hobby.
Reed finally ended all the fun at his own golf event on Wednesday by telling the crowd that he will be in the Ravens secondary this season. There were hints that things were going to turn out that way in recent days, although Reed’s habit of alternating between his two choices kept anyone from being sure about the final decision.
Reed actually kept it going right up until the moment he announced he’s going to play. Reed told Brent Harris of CSNBaltimore.com that he “retired” this offseason and then changed his mind after missing minicamp about playing another year. He said that taking care of his family — Reed is set to make $7.2 million this season — and mentoring young Ravens helped convince him to change course.
With Reed making his intentions known for 2012, attention will now turn to the 2013 season. Reed’s contract is up after this year which means speculation about his desire to keep playing will have to make some room for speculation about what kind of deal it will take to keep him in Baltimore. And, with that, the carousel keeps on turning.