Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ed Reed on retirement: "I still need to talk to Ozzie and the Ravens."

Ravens free safety Ed Reed said that the nerve impingement in his neck is only getting worse.

Reed said Friday that he's still undecided on whether he'll retire or return to the team.

"I still have to see doctors," Reed said during an interview with NFL Network at the Super Bowl. "I still need to talk with Ozzie and the Ravens."

Following the Ravens' 20-3 AFC division round loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Reed said he's "50-50" on whether he'll play again.

He emphasized that statement wasn't prompted by the emotions of the defeat.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has repeatedly said that he thinks that Reed will play in 2010.

"Ed is going to hear me say it, and maybe he’d say something different, but I believe Ed is going to play next year," Harbaugh said. "That's something he’s got to decide for himself. If he doesn't, we’ll have to have a plan in place to move on.

"There is no better leader, there is no better football player, there is no better guy on our team than Ed Reed, and we need him back. He’s a huge part of our puzzle."

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.

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