Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/19/14

BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 27: Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens defends against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 34-3. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Last week, news broke that Ed Reed wouldn’t be playing in the 2012-2013 NFL season, due to an injury, but according to Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, Reed will be playing this upcoming season.

“Ed is a guy that I trust and really care about,” Harbaugh said. “There’s been no indication that he’s not going to play this year as far as I’m concerned. I don’t worry about Ed. Ed’s a mature guy. He’s a superstar. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He’s a leader. Ed will be here. We’re counting on him to be here.”

Last week during a radio interview, Reed hinted that he was thinking about retirement from the NFL for some time now, as he said that he was wasn’t 100% sure if he was committed to the upcoming season.

Hours later, Reed, according to the Carroll County Times, added that he still wanted to play football.

“It’s not retirement, it’s about my focus in the offseason, health, family and football,” said Reed, who has been battled hip, neck and shoulder injuries in recent years. “This is the time of year where players think through things. My goal is to play football in the years to come.”

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