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By Matt Vensel | October 13, 2011
Ravens All-Pro safety Ed Reed channeled his inner Channing Crowder on Wednesday when a reporter asked him about offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, whom the Ravens signed after McKinnie was cut by the Vikings. In case you're unfamiliar with Crowder's body of work, the now-retired linebacker was responsible for one of the greatest quotes in the history of geography . Reed's McKinnie quote can't touch that, but it was pretty good. “Baltimore is a different city than Minnesota; there's probably a little more to do,” Reed said, referring to McKinnie's many off-the-field issues with the Vikings . “I don't know why it didn't work out down there.” Different city?
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Mike Preston | February 17, 2014
Few pro athletes have fallen out of favor so quickly in Baltimore as Ravens running back Ray Rice. There have been others who came to town with troubled reputations and lived up to them, and others who came with athletic promise and fell because of injuries. But none like Rice. Once a Baltimore golden boy, he just keeps falling and falling and falling. Rice crashed again over the weekend. He and his fiancee, Janay Palmer, were arrested after an incident at an Atlantic City casino, according to a statement from the Atlantic City Police Department.
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Monique Jones | January 18, 2012
Patriots coach Bill Belichick has never hidden his respect for Ravens safety Ed Reed and that didn't change during Wednesday's news conference at Gillette Stadium. Belichick showered Reed with praise as the Patriots prepare to face the Ravens in Sunday's AFC championship game. "Can't say I've ever coached against anybody better than Ed Reed in the secondary," Belichick said. The Patriots have played the Ravens six times during the regular season and once in the postseason.
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Sports Digest | February 14, 2014
Alyssa Thomas scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds to help No. 9 Maryland (20-4, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) cruise to a 67-52 victory over host Miami (12-12, 4-7) on Thursday night. Freshman Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) had 11 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes. Alicia DeVaughn added nine points and 11 rebounds, all in the second half. The Terps , who led 36-27 at the half, finished the game with a 48-20 edge in rebounds and had 12 assists to five for the Hurricanes.
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By Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
His offseason started last winter with a hint of retirement. By summer, he was diplomatically campaigning on radio for a pay raise. In the spring, he underwent invasive hip surgery. Staying ahead of Ed Reed is a difficult proposition at any time, but over the past year, it's been impossible to predict what the Ravens' Pro Bowl safety would do next. Or in Sunday's AFC wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs. In his first game back after missing six weeks on the NFL's physically-unable-to-perform list because of the surgery, he had two interceptions and caused a fumble.
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Sun Staff Reports | March 29, 2012
After losing the AFC championship game earlier this year, Ed Reed walked through the Ravens locker room singing an old Teddy Pendergrass tune. "I think I better let it go ...," he sang. The familiar lines of "Love TKO" was all Reed was heard saying after the New England Patriots beat the Ravens in January. He didn't address the retirement rumors or any plans for his future. Nearly a month later, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Reed told the team he will return for his 11th season.
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By Matt Vensel | October 25, 2011
Part of my mission here at Baltimore Sports Blitz is to bring you the semi-latest in Ravens cornhole coverage (examples: here and here ), even the day after a miserable loss an NFL bottom-feeder. So here is mindless video of Ed Reed and Michael Oher throwing bean bags to distract you from thoughts about Monday night.
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September 11, 2011
After leading the NFL in interceptions with eight last season, free safety Ed Reed continued his ball-hawking ways, intercepting Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger twice. It's the 13th time in the seven-time Pro Bowler's career that he had pulled in at least two interceptions in a game, which leads all active players. And Reed did it on his 33rd birthday. “Just winning was enough for me,” said Reed, who is the franchise leader with 56 career interceptions.
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September 29, 2011
I want to express my sincere appreciation to Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens for being a positive role model and representative of the team. I am an active duty Army officer assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. On Sunday, I took my son, an avid Ravens fan, to see Baltimore dominate the St. Louis Rams. I promised my son that we would wait after the game to see the Ravens players and try to get an autograph. While only a few of the Ravens players took the time to talk to the fans, Mr. Reed was the true standout class act!
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
Ed Reed's interview on 105.7 The Fan last night rambled on for more than 20 entertaining minutes, so there were a few interesting comments that couldn't be squeezed into my story published in Thursday's newspaper . Reed on fans who criticized him on Twitter: "The fact of the matter is that people don't understand that football players are regular people just like them. And half of them don't understand the business. And most of them just want you to entertain them. There's a lot of good fans out there, but there's also a lot of bad -- I don't want to say bad people, but a lot of people who just want to try to get on your nerves and stuff like that, man. I'm not the kind of person to hold my tongue.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
While wrapping up their Super Bowl coverage this week, the folks over at Pro Football Focus put together an interesting post with an all-star team of their highest-graded playoff performers over the past six seasons. Three Ravens players made the squad, but it may surprise you which three players they were. Former Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis had their highest single-postseason grade at his position, but it was not in 2012, when the Ravens won the Super Bowl during his final ride in the NFL. No, Lewis made it for his fine performance in 2008, when he had 29 tackles for two forced fumbles in three playoff games.
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By Matt Vensel | December 18, 2013
It will probably feel a little odd when Tom Brady walks behind center for the first time Sunday afternoon. Whenever Brady played the Ravens in the past, he would look for Ed Reed lurking in the secondary -- he wrote “Find 20 on every play” on his wristband as a reminder -- and he could hear Ray Lewis from across the line of scrimmage barking out commands as the field generals aligned their personnel before the snap. On Sunday, though, those two Ravens legends will be nowhere to be seen or heard.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
It wasn't long after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco launched a high spiral Sunday that a strong crosswind started affecting the path of the football, forcing wide receiver Jacoby Jones to adjust. Sprinting past New York Jets free safety Ed Reed and rookie cornerback Dee Milliner, Jones angled his route slightly to his left to account for the wind. Jones' quick thinking and speed allowed him to catch a 66-yard touchdown pass in stride during the third quarter of the Ravens' 19-3 victory Sunday over the Jets, a late score that effectively sealed the game.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2013
It's hard to be too critical of any NFL telecast that delivers the kind of images CBS did Sunday following Jacoby Jones' touchdown catch that put the Ravens up 19-3 over the New York Jets. The money shot with five seconds left in the third quarter was a close-up on the face of Ed Reed, the Jets safety who was beaten on the play. Reed, the former Raven who is considered by many to be the best safety ever, was sitting on the bench looking toward the field with a pained expression on his face.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
A couple of familiar faces will return to M&T Bank Stadium this weekend, but straits are too dire for the Ravens to focus on getting reacquainted with New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and free safety Ed Reed. Their Jets are somehow ahead of the Ravens in the race for the AFC's final wild-card spot and the Ravens desperately need a win. My hunch is that they will get it with their best performance of the season. 1. ED REED WILL INTERCEPT ONE JOE FLACCO PASS: Reed, the former Raven and future Hall-of-Famer, is now with this second team this season, but he is still looking to make his first interception.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
The Ravens announced this morning that about 200 tickets are available for Sunday's game after the New York Jets have returned some of their allotment. The Jets (5-5) come to M&T Bank Stadium led by former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan and former Ravens Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed, with his second team this season. The Ravens (4-6) need to win to keep any playoff hopes alive. The available tickets for the 1 p.m. game can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-SEAT or by visiting www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets or www.ticketmaster.com .  
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Kevin Cowherd | June 13, 2012
Here's a big surprise: Ed Reed is driving the Ravens nuts again. One minute he says he's not 100 percent committed to playing this season. The next minute he says he could play for years. One minute he says he feels disrespected by the Ravens and questions their loyalty to him. The next minute he says he's open to discussing a contract extension to "help the team. " Don't we go through something like this every year with Reed? Is this just "Ed being Ed" again? Maybe.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
On Thursday afternoon, Ravens safety Ed Reed told Sirius/XM NFL Radio that he wasn't 100 percent committed to the 2012 season and that he has considered retirement this offseason and the two previous. He quickly backtracked, releasing a statement later in the day that said he wasn't referring to retirement. Throughout this offseason, Reed has made conflicting statements about his playing status -- heck, he has made conflicting statements in some individual interviews -- but team officials expect him to play in 2012.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
When Ed Reed made his Houston Texans debut and his return to Baltimore on that Sunday afternoon back in September, the free safety made so little impact, even one of his former teammates wondered where Reed -- the bearded, ball-hawking, sure-fire Hall-of-Famer -- was during a 30-9 Ravens victory. “I didn't [notice] him out there until the end of the third," befuddled Ravens defensive tackle Arthur Jones said without the slightest hint of malice. "I was like, ' Is Ed Reed playing ?
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Back in September, when Ed Reed returned to Baltimore to make his Houston Texans debut, an appreciative crowd at M&T Bank Stadium serenaded him with “Reeeeeeed” as he ran out onto the field and hundreds of fans waited after a blowout Ravens win to pay tribute to one of the greatest players in team history and say goodbye as he disappeared down the tunnel. No one - especially not Reed - thought he would be back in Baltimore two months later. But after a bitter divorce with the Texans, who released him last week, Reed has reunited with an old friend in former Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, the coach of the New York Jets.
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