For 11 years, Ed Reed put together a Hall of Fame-type career in front of ever-adoring Ravens fans.
Now that he's departed, though, the love has been reciprocated.
The nine-time Pro Bowl safety, who recently signed a three-year deal with the Texans, purchased a full-page ad in Sunday's edition of the Baltimore Sun, thanking all of Ravens Nation for all of their support.
The ad reads:
Ravens Nation, My eleven seasons in Baltimore were more than I would have ever imagined, which is why I have such deep love for you all. I will forever cherish my time with the Ravens and the chills that ran down my spine when I finally kissed the Lombardi Trophy.
Special thanks to the City, Team, Organization and all the Fans! I'm going to miss being a part of this tremendous team and organization, but I'll always be Baltimore and my Foundation will remain in this community, this is not a goodbye, but a See You Soon.
Thank you for everything Baltimore, God Bless you.
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