The Ravens and their brass continue to hold their breath about the future of future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed. The question surrounding Reed is a rather simple one – will he or won’t he be back in 2012.
Reed sent a little message to those “bosses” that are wondering what he’s up to these days via his Twitter account:
“Back home with my son, he’s riding his bike [and] I’m doing yard work! Tell the bosses I’m comfortable!”
Reed will host his annual football camp next week at Stevenson University, so we should get an update from him then about whether he is 100 percent committed to playing. He will make $7.2 million in 2012, the final year of his deal.
Reed has mostly danced around questions about his contract — instead saying he just wants respect — though he did say three months ago that he was open to discussing an extension to “help the team.”
Ray Lewis said he expects Reed to be at camp.
“I talk to him all the time. I don’t expect nothing different,” the inside linebacker said when Reed skipped the team’s mandatory minicamp last month. “Ed is Ed and when July 25th comes up, Ed will be here and we’ll be getting ready to roll.