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Ed Reed's Full Page Ad in the Sun


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Ed Reed doesn't want to say goodbye, but he does want to say thanks.

The former Ravens safety took out a full page ad in the Sports section of today'sBaltimore Sun to deliver a message to the fans who have cheered him for more than a decade.

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 all 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.


Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler, signed a three-year deal with the Houston Texans on Friday.

The Ravens will host the Texans this season, but Reed didn't want to wait that long before communicating his appreciation to the city he called home for 11 years.

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Well Ed, too bad money played the only part of your decision, you had your payday already, If you really wanted to remain here you would have accepted the Ravens offer.


You can't blame players for taking more money elsewhere (or not taking a paycut like Q). They put their bodies on the line and their football careers are over in their late 30's if they're lucky. They have to take advantage of their earning power while they can. Besides, loyalty should be a two way street and the Ravens were apparently not interested.

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I think the Ravens wanted Ed gone for the money he wanted to make. Oz lives and dies by "right player, right price." And Ed certainly deserves to make as much as he can. I don't really blame either side for this parting of the ways. I sure will miss Ed playing center field though.

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