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.

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