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Ed Reed: My brother “would want me to play”

Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 04: Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens defends against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Ravens 27-21. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)

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Ravens safety Ed Reed traveled to Kansas City with his teammates Saturday despite the disappearance of his brother.

My brother loved football,” Reed told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “He would want me to play.”

Reed’s brother Brian jumped into the Mississippi River Friday to avoid police in St. Charles, Louisiana and was seen going into the water and never resurfacing for good.

Our thoughts go out to Reed and his family during this emotional time.