With Ray Lewis announcing his retirement following the 2013 Super Bowl, Ed Reed has flirted with retirement for the past few seasons. It appears that he has at least one more season in him.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Reed will in fact return for a 12th season laying any rumors of retirement to rest.
Reed told the Times:
I’ll be playing next year…It’s not my last ride.”
Reed, now in his 11th season with Baltimore, was battling a hip injury that caused him to miss the first six games of the 2012 season. Prior to his injury, Reed had started in every game for the Ravens’ dating back to 2010.
Ed Reed accolades:
- Seven-time Pro Bowler (2003-04, 2006-10)
- 2004 Defensive Player of the Year
- 61 career interceptions (franchise record)
- 606 career tackles
- 1,541 career interception yards
The Miami alum will be playing in his first Super Bowl held in his home state of Louisiana. Whether or not Reed is fortunate enough to get that ring, he is without a doubt headed to Canton whenever he does decide to retire.