Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/12/12

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed wants a new contract. He's been sort of subtle about it, dropping little hints to the team on Twitter that he may play hard ball when it comes down to showing up at training camp. Up until Wednesday that is.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Reed told 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore that “the only way we protect ourselves, the only way a player gets what he wants is by holding out,”... “so if Ray Rice doesn’t show up, so be it.  If Joe Flacco didn’t show up and got a contract, so be it.”

That sounds like a clear threat that yes, he will hold out if things don't get done. He's in his final year of his contract and will earn a base $7.2 million.

He further added,  ”Watching Sunday and Monday night football on my sofa, man, and watching these guys play some real good football.”

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