The only Baltimore athlete more crazy than Kevin Gausman right now is probably Ed Reed.
The Ravens safety stuck it to the man — or the GM and coaches — on Twitter. After considering retirement and skipping mandatory minicamps, Reeds sent a loud and clear message to the Ravens over the weekend.
“Tell the bosses I’m comfortable,” he tweeted.
So it’s about money. Shocking.
Unfortunately for him, he’s not going to get a new deal. The 33-year-old future hall of famer has been on his last leg for years now. He’s due to make $7.2 million this season as his six-year $44.4 million contract signed in 2006 is set to expire at the season’s end.
Cap space is tight and a longterm deal for Reed definitely isn’t what Ozzie Newsome had planned. But it’s Reed’s last chance to get one.
Might as well try. I guess…