As the NFL franchise tag deadline looms, and free agency is less than a week away Ed Reed says he hasn’t heard from the Baltimore Ravens. Reed is said to be a sought after safety on the free agent market this spring and apparently the New England Patriots are waiting and hoping the Ravens don’t call Reed.
But if the Ravens want to keep a leader of a Super Bowl defense on the team now that Ray Lewis is gone they need to make that call. Unless they’re following the Mark Cuban championship model and disassembling a Super Bowl team immediately after winning.
“I haven’t spoken to anyone. Hopefully that call comes soon,” Reed said on NFL Network’s NFL AM.
But despite the Patriots interest in Reed, he has an attachment to the Ravens.
“I’m a Raven. I plan on being a Raven. I couldn’t see me anywhere else right now,” Reed said. “If it happens, I’m a football player. I can adapt to any situation.”
The market for Reed is certainly larger than just New England and Baltimore, anyone would want to bring in Reed for safety help. He had his highest tackle total, 49, since the 2006 season. He also had 4 interceptions, one touchdown and 3 fumble recoveries, tying a career high.