Monday, February 8, 2010

Ravens safety Reed still considers retirement

The Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed has not made his final decision on retirement. He says that he needs to see a doctor before deciding on whether to return with the Ravens or to retire.

I still have to see doctors," Reed said of a nerve condition in his neck that has continued to worsen. "I still need to talk with Ozzie (Newsome) and the Ravens."

Reed says he has contemplated retirement the past two years and that the nerve impingement in his neck has also affected his hip injury. After the Ravens’ loss to the Colts in the playoffs, Reed said the odds of him retiring were 50-50. However, Ravens Coach John Harbaugh still believes that Reed will return to Baltimore in his No. 20 Ravens jersey.

I hope he could. At age 31, it is a good time for Ed Reed to start a new life other than playing football in NFL before more injuries come to cause more pains that may make his life of retirement less enjoyable.

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