Hmmm. Something appears to be holding this thing up. It could be money. Ed Reed apparently left the Houston Texans facility on Friday after being flown in by owner Bob McNair on Thursday.
It was said that Reed left in order to “tend to a previous engagement” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That sounds like it could be code for something else and maybe Reed’s heart is being pulled back to the Baltimore Ravens. Have the Ravens and Reed both taken some time now to realize what they will both be missing?
That might be wishful thinking, but keeping Reed will be essential if the Ravens hope to even make the playoffs next year. Yes, Joe Flacco had a great Super Bowl run last year, but he also made that run with Ray Lewis, Anquan Boldin, and Ed Reed all providing veteran leadership as well as plays on the field.
“A guy like Ed Reed, I don’t think you can let him go,” Boldin told “Mike and Mike in the Morning”. “He’s a Raven legend. The things that he’s done for that organization, you can’t lose a guy like that.”
Let’s see if the other Ravens legend leaves the Super Bowl winning team. Lewis retired and everyone saw it coming though; no one really saw this one coming though. Maybe the Ravens have taken time to think things over rationally.