Ed Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler and one of the best safeties of his generation, is officially calling it a career.
The Ravens announced that Reed will retire at a ceremony hosted by the team on Thursday.
Reed didn’t play in the NFL last year, so this news comes as no surprise. But it’s a good move for both sides that the Ravens and Reed have decided to announce this retirement together. Although Reed played briefly for the Texans and Jets in 2013, he’ll always be remembered primarily for the 11 seasons he spent with the Ravens.
Reed won a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens, was Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, led the NFL in interceptions three times and is the league’s all-time leader in interception return yards. He may some day have a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.