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)
The Baltimore Ravens season will end tonight, win or lose, but when it does the countdown to what Ed Reed will do next will start.
The second most valuable player on the Ravens defense can become a free agent or retire, but owner Steve Bisciotti doesn’t have a clue on which one Reed will choose.
"First we have to find out where Ed’s head is," Bisciotti said, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. "I think that win or lose Sunday, Ed needs a couple of weeks.
By that time, we will have done our personnel meetings and our cap meetings and we’ll know what kind of deal that we can make Ed. I assume we’ll make a deal that we made with Ray a few years ago.
If Ed wants to test the market like Ray did, that’s what we have to do. That’s the downside of being the financial boss that Ozzie [Newsome, Baltimore's general manager] has to deal with that,"