While there is no doubt the Ravens have a plan with their defensive overhaul, the addition of Elvis Dumervil was part luck and part preparation.
After capturing their second Super Bowl in franchise history, the Ravens off season is off and running, as expected more than a few members that were a part of that storybook run to the Super Bowl, will not return.
Former Raven Ed Reed took out a full page ad in Sunday’s Baltimore Sun to say goodbye to his fans and the city.
“Did I want it? No. Do I understand it? Yes.” “It’s a business, but the way it ended in Baltimore? You cannot write a better book.”
Arguably the greatest safety ever to play will now do so in Houston. It’s sad, it’s upsetting to many fans but it’s the sad reality of the business of football.
Seeing Ed Reed in that Texans cap and watching him hold up the blue and red number 20 jersey about broke my heart.
The Ravens are staging their own version of March Madness, the only thing missing is Dickie V and the brackets.
Now that the careers of Jonathan Ogden, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are finished in Baltimore (at least it seems unlikely Reed will ever play here again), what about retiring their numbers?
Ed Reed, the nine-time Pro Bowl safety, signed a contract with Houston on Friday, a week after leaving town with no deal in place.
After 11 seasons with the Ravens, Ed Reed is leaving Baltimore. As a free agent, Reed is on the verge of signing with the Houston Texans.
I’ve come to grips that this happens in sports, especially football, but Ed Reed was just one of my favorites.
The Ravens post-Super Bowl purge will continue with the loss of veteran safety Ed Reed. CBS Sports’ Jason LaConfora was first to report that Reed agreed in principle to a two-year contract with the Houston Texans Wednesday evening and will leave the Ravens as a free agent after 11 seasons in Baltimore. Reed will reportedly receive $4 million per season in a two-year contract.