Ravens safety Ed Reed to start 2010 on the PUP list

Ravens safety Ed Reed will open the 2010 regular season on the “Reserve/PUP” list, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports.

Reed had hip surgery in April, and was facing a four-to-six month recovery time.

In June, Reed said he was 35% recovered from that procedure, hinting at possible retirement while simultaneously seeking an upgrade over the $19.7 million that remained on his six-year, $40 million contract extension from 2007.

In 118 career games, Reed has totaled 458 tackles, 5 quarterback sacks, and 46 interceptions, off which he’s amassed 1,255 return yards (27.2 avg) and six touchdowns. Reed has scored 12 touchdowns during his career. Reed was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, and is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s.

The six-time Pro Bowler turns 32 next Saturday. Tom Zbikowski is expected to replace Reed in the starting lineup, and the Ravens added a veteran reinforcement in Ken Hamlin.

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