Ravens’ Reed ‘Ready’ Despite Search For Brother
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ravens Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed was “ready to go” before Baltimore’s playoff game against the Chiefs despite his brother’s disappearance.
Ravens spokesman Patrick Gleason said Reed was at breakfast Sunday with the team and was ready to play in the AFC wild-card game against Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium.
“Ed was at the team meeting and he’s ready to go,” Gleason said. “He was like the same old Ed Reed.”
Family members believe Reed’s brother, Brian Reed, is the man who jumped into the Mississippi River as he ran from police Friday in Louisiana.
Karen Reed said investigators found her 28-year-old son’s shoes and jacket. She is the mother of Ed and Brian Reed.
Karen Reed also said the car the man ran from belonged to another brother.
Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said authorities were unable to identify the man who jumped in the river around 10 a.m. Friday when a deputy told him to put his hands behind his back.
LaGrange said the deputy spotted the man with a parked car that matched the description of a stolen vehicle.
Authorities have called off the search for the missing man.
Ed Reed’s 54 interceptions lead the NFL since he entered the league in 2002. Despite missing the first six games this season following offseason hip surgery, he had an NFL best eight interceptions in just 10 games.
Reed is the only player in NFL history to have scored touchdowns off a punt return, blocked punt, interception and fumble recovery.
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