Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/4/13
At 34, Ed Reed isn’t the same ball-hawking safety that won the 2004 AP Defensive Player of the Year Award. He missed multiple tackles this year, most vividly when Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno hurdled him in Week 15.Reed picked off four passes in 2012, finishing below his 5.5 interception-per-season average and lending credence to the consensus that he has lost a step.Yet Reed was voted to his ninth Pro Bowl even though he had an average season by NFL standards.Pro Bowl voting is little more than a popularity contest where big names get too much credit and upstarts get snubbed, but it proves that Reed is still relevant to his peers, coaches and fans.Baltimore would love to keep their 2002 first round draft pick in purple and black for his entire career, and Reed would love to stick around. But GM Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens have a lot of expensive decisions to make with important pieces like quarterback Joe Flacco, outside linebacker Paul Kruger and cornerback Cary Wi...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Joe Philbin not worried about being fired

NFL deciding how to share random PSI data during season

Report: LeSean McCoy has tear in hamstring

Report: Jay Cutler expected to play hurt against Raiders

Report: Marshawn Lynch not likely to play against Lions

WATCH: Adrien Broner uses Bruce Jenner zinger after win


ESPN explains reason for Dabo Swinney interview error

Brian Kelly: Kizer made right call on 2-point play

Jim Mora calls UCLA's upcoming schedule 'a complete injustice'

Tommy Tuberville returned to Auburn, lined up at Tiger Walk

WATCH: Arizona State pushes pile 20 yards on TD run

Jim McElwain still won't name Will Grier Florida's starter

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Philbin not worried about job status

London PR guy trolls Suh

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Most underrated games in NFL Week 4

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker