Ed-ReedFormer Raven Ed Reed may be donning the Texans Blue and Battle Red colors for the next three seasons, but that didn’t stop him from sending a special message to the fans of Baltimore that watched him go from a rookie out of the University of Miami to winning a Super Bowl ring in his 11th NFL season.

Reed took out a full-page ad this morning in the Baltimore Sun, thanking Ravens fans, the team and the city of Baltimore. A very classy gesture as both Reed and the fans will be able to embrace each other one final time via print.

The ad reads:

Ravens nation, My eleven seasons in Baltimore were more than I would have ever imagined, which is why I have such deep love for you all. I will forever cherish my time with the Ravens and the chills that ran down my spine when I finally kissed the Lombardi Trophy.

Special thanks to the City, Team, Organization and the Fans! I’m going to miss being a part of this tremendous team and organization, but I’ll always be Baltimore and my foundation will remain in this community, this is not a goodbye, but a See You Soon.

Thank you for everything Baltimore, God Bless you.

Ed Reed #20

Ed Reed and the Houston Texans will visit the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in the 2013 season.


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  1. The dude is bi polar.

    Dogs the shit out of the franchise nearly ever off season saying he’s “disrespected”, then thanks the organization.

    Glad his crazy ass is gone.

  2. couldn’t agree with you more MGW. the guy wore us out every year. i wish he would’ve stayed quiet like his early years, but he just couldn’t do it. great player, but it was time to move on, especially with his insane contract demands. glad ozzie didn’t bite on that one.

  3. Don’t forget we have had the privilege to watch up close one of the best safeties the NFL has ever seen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,off the field ? , but on the field he has given us plenty of memories and helped get us one more ring , Ed Reed was interesting , to say the least,,,,,,,,thanks Ed…………

    • We had the privelage to watch a guy who gambled too much and sometimes it paid off and he made highlights.

      Ask his fellow cornerbacks how it felt to be left “high and dry” on deep coverage when this guy bit and it wasn’t there.

      The unknowing fan only sees the sportscenter highlights. Google Samari Rolle’s comments from when he was here.

      • How many tackles did Lewis miss over the last 3 years? How many times did Webb get burned 2 yrs ago and still got a $50 million contract? How many plays did Notta miss after his big contract? How many gallons of bleach has Suggs used over the years? How many times has Suggs alledgedly whoopped up on his lady friends? Who cares how many plays Reed gambled on. He won enough of them….Reed is still better than all the rest of those pathetics CBs we have had since McAllister.

  4. Nails, he’s the Ravens’ Ripken.

    Craps on us, but we keep coming back.

    You gotta see through that.

  5. Reed most certainly is/was a loose cannon and was a card short of a full deck, much like spy, mystery man and Jim from dundalk but he was better than what we had….

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