Ed Reed joins his teammates at training camp
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed surprised many by reporting to training camp, since many believed that the 33-year-old would hold out until he got a new contract.
Reed is an eight-time Pro Bowler, former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and is in his final year of the original six-year deal that he signed back in 2006 worth $44.4 million.
Reed will be currently making $7.2 million and, even at his age, is still an impact player for the Ravens.
Many consider MLB Ray Lewis to be the heart of their defense, but the Ravens coaches and players know that Reed is one of their key defensive players and helps make their defense that much scarier.
Despite multiple injuries the past three years and an all-time low three interceptions last year, Reed is still an elite player that quarterbacks keep an eye out for when passing against this secondary.
Reed has contemplated on the thought of retirement, but with Reed showing up to camp and wanting a new contract points out that he still has that “passion” in order to continue playing at a high level.
Since 2002, Reed has amassed 54 interceptions, which are the most by any player in the NFL.
The Ravens will already be missing Pro Bowler defensive end Terrell Suggs, who is one of the best pass rushers in the game today. With Reed back with the team, the Ravens can once again be at ease to know their secondary is in his hands.