Ed Reed has since clarified his remarks from early regarding a possible retirement.
“It’s not about retirement,” explained Reed, per Aaron Wilson. “It’s about my focus in the offseason, health, family and football. This is the time of year where players think through things. My goal is to play football in the years to come.”
Schein asked him if the Ravens were aware of this to which Reed responded, “I’m sure they will after this interview.”
Reed has hinted at possibly calling it a career in the past, so it’s not surprising to see him on the fence about returning for another season. It’s still very early into offseason workouts, so things can change quickly, but this is at the very least a situation that the Ravens will have to monitor in the coming months.