Found May 17, 2012 on
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Moments ago Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed isn’t sure whether or not he’ll play in 2012. He also mentioned that playing another four to five more years was a “reality” two months ago, but it doesn’t seem like that’s the case right now. It looks like Reed is looking for a new contract, since his current deal is scheduled to run out after this season. He’s set to make $7.2 million in 2012.
With all of the injuries that Reed has battled through in his career, I wonder if the Ravens will be able to offer him the kind of money he’s looking for in his next contract. They may not value you as highly as they once did, since he’ll be 34 years-old this season and his body has been clearly breaking down slowly.
BEST OF MAXIM
Ed Reed made some Ravens fans nervous today when he said he was “not 100% committed” to playing in 2012. However, it appears there’s nothing to fear. Reed seems to always do something like this around this time every offseason and he clarified his comments later in the day by saying that his goal is to “play football in the years to come” and that this is just the time...
Earlier today, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed was on SiriusXM Radio and stated that he’s not sure if he’s going to play football in 2012.
After reading the transcript from the rest of the interview, it looks like Reed backtracks and says that his goal is to play football.
“It’s not about retirement, it’s about my focus in the offseason, health, family and...
NOT BUYING IT
Running back Ricky Williams said he disagrees with the conclusion drawn from evidence that states concussions inevitably lead to brain trauma later in life.
The Baltimore Ravens promoted director of player personnel, Eric DeCosta, to assistant general manager, another move that points toward DeCosta becoming the heir apparent to Ozzie Newsome, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. The Ravens gave DeCosta a raise last year when he became one of the most sought-after general manager candidates in the league. [...]
What I will tell you is we’ve got a freshman at Alabama that’ll probably make us forget about Trent Richardson already. They’re that good down in Tuscaloosa right now. Trent’s a physical player. So is Ray [Lewis]. They asked [Ravens top draft choice] Courtney Upshaw about playing against Trent, and he said, ‘I think I can get him on the ground.’ That’s what’s fun...
Eric DeCosta has been promoted to assistant general manager by the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Thursday. DeCosta had served as director of player personnel since 2009. He joined the Ravens in 1996 and had previously worked as an area scout and director of college scouting. “When we extended Eric’s contract earlier this year, we changed his title to Assistant GM,”...
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters may forfeit millions in salary because both sustained injuries that fall under the "Nonfootball injury" provision of the collective bargaining agreement, according to an ESPN.com report. The Article 20, Section 3 provision of the CBA states: "A player who is placed on a Nonfootball...
Baltimore Ravens star free safety Ed Reed indicated once again that he's not completely committed to playing this fall, a recurring theme for the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Reed has acknowledged contemplating retirement in the past, and did so again during a Sirius NFL radio interview.
We check in with the latest happenings from the around the league, including the ever-popular "Hard Knocks" debate, the start of the new USFL, the Arizona and Buffalo offensive lines, and the Ravens' contractual dilemma with safety Ed Reed.
Former NFL star running back Ricky Williams says that he does not believe that there is a link between playing football and suffering from concussions. Williams played for 12 seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens after winning the Heisman Trophy at the University of Texas. He announced his retirement from football this past February....
QB Joe Flacco (Baltimore) You always know what you’re getting from the best quarterback in the league. Over the past 3 seasons, he’s had 21, 25, and 20 touchdowns, 12, 10, and 10 interceptions, and 3613, 3622, and 3610 passing yards. He’ll be in that range once again this year which makes him a solid [...]
ESPN.com reported Wednesday Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Philadephia Eagles tackle Jason Peters are facing salary reductions for the 2012 season after suffering Achilles injuries the league has deemed nonfootball related. The new collective bargaining agreement states: “A player who is placed on a Nonfootball Injury or Illness List (“N-FI”) is not...