Ed Reed is among the top five Ravens players in team history. Heck, he's probably top two, only behind Ray Lewis. So at some point, you know that Reed is going to be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor.
Reed, a clear first-ballot Hall of Fame candidate given he's considered one of the best free safeties to ever play the game, has yet to officially retire however. With the Ravens entering their 20th season in the NFL, team president Dick Cass, speaking to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec at the owners meetings, said it would mean a lot to the organization if they can induct him into the Ring of Honor this season.
"Ed Reed will be in our Ring of Honor, obviously. He's going to be in the Hall of Fame. The question is, he hasn't officially retired yet. I don't know if he's going to officially retire this year or not. I would love to get him in to our Ring of Honor this year. It's our 20th season.
"He belongs there, obviously. Our fans would love to see him. We would love to do it this year, but in some sense, it's in his court. He knows that we want him in our Ring of Honor.
Reed finished his time in Baltimore with 61 regular-season interceptions, a franchise record. He spent 2013 with the Texans and Jets but did not play for anyone in 2014.