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Ed Reed may want new contract, could miss part of regular season

Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots - Wild Card Round

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the New England Patriots during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


For a while, we didn’t know whether Ed Reed would play this year. Now he’s making noise about getting a new contract.

Light noise.

“I’m not making it a big deal,” Reed said on The Norris and Davis Show, via Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun. "[But] I think it needs to be taken care of.”

That’s rather surprising to hear considering Reed has three years left on a contract that averages more than $6.5 million-per-season through 2012. Still, Reed seems to understand his leverage problems if he’s not fully committed to playing much longer.

“I’m not going to ask the Ravens about anything if I’m not going to play any much longer,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity that the Ravens have given me. I’m not about to ask them for anything if I’m not going to be playing. My focus is to get myself back. I’m coming back for at least for one more year.”

Perhaps just as noteworthy, Reed admitted that his recovery from hip surgery could force him to miss part of the regular season.

“I believe with the hip, it could be a realistic thing where it could be October, November and December. We don’t know,” Reed said.

Reed is an all-time great, but that quote above is why he shouldn’t hold his breath about getting any extra money anytime soon.