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    Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"



    Ed Reed expresses his desire to remain with the team who drafted him, for the long term.

    "I know [General Manager] Ozzie [Newsome] and them know I want to be here,Ē Reed said after Wednesdayís training camp practice. "We will get that done when itís time to cross that bridge.Ē

    "I have a lot of respect for this organization,Ē Reed said. "Obviously, they gave me a chance back in 2003 to come here and play. And I know they have respect for me.Ē

    "Being that I donít have an agent, I donít know how theyíre going to go about it,Ē Reed said. "I know we tried to deal with things last season, thatís why things have been talked about the way they have been because I had to deal with it myself. Thatís the way I choose going about it in this business. I didnít want a middleman in between it.Ē

    "Iím dealing with football right now and they know that,Ē Reed said. "Iím focused on the season and thatís all Iím worried about right now, is getting my teammates better, getting myself better and getting ready to go forward with the season."
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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    And I hope they do extend him, I really do. Just not at a stupid price like 10 million a year which is what I kind of get the feeling he is asking, especially when they offered him 8 million a year as an extension back in 2011, and he declined it.

    I think they will find a way some how to get it done, not many of us expected Rice to be extended, but it got done. If they can get Flacco and Reed done, that's a pretty damn good job by our FO. We will have no serious contract issues after this season, which would be awesome.




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    They should just structure the contract so that he makes $1 million per interception.




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    Could these comments shed light on the recent report that the Ravens offered Reed an extension last off-season?
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    Eds deal only averaged 5.7/year good for 8th best currently, but it was back loaded somewhat and hes currently the highest paid safety this year at 7.2. if he wants a raise from the average, i cant really blame him, if he wants a raise from this year, hes delusional. I do hope he retires a raven and eventhough he has some areas in his game that arent as good as they used to be, hes still the best coverage safety in the league and teams still gameplan around him (see tom brady AFCCG) and thats really unmeasurable. hopefully a fair deal gets done, but working directly with ed may make it harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    I really do. Just not at a stupid price like 10 million a year which is what I kind of get the feeling he is asking, especially when they offered him 8 million a year as an extension back in 2011, and he declined it.

    .
    #20 declined it, now that's the first time i've ever heard that! # 20 didn't have an agent last year, he needs to get one, IF he wants a new contract with any team. I don't think #20 will give a home discount either, let him try FA, just like #52...




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    "Being that I donít have an agent, I donít know how theyíre going to go about it.Ē
    There is a reason that the vast majority of the players haver representation. It is also the same reason that Newsome and Moriarty do the negotiating and Harbaugh does not.




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    Ed Reed has repeatedly stated that he re-evaluates whether his body and mind are committed to continue playing football at the end of each season for the past three years. To me, the best course of action for Ed and the Ravens is for them to work out a series of one year contracts at about $6 million per season as long as Ed wishes to continue playing football and is able to play at his current level.




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    They should just structure the contract so that he makes $1 million per interception.
    I'm down for that, as long as he loses a million per missed tackle.




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Could these comments shed light on the recent report that the Ravens offered Reed an extension last off-season?
    Both sources were Reed himself so I'm still not buying it. I believe the Ravens probably asked him about an extension but I doubt they made him a money offer that he turned down and it never leaked.
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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Both sources were Reed himself so I'm still not buying it. I believe the Ravens probably asked him about an extension but I doubt they made him a money offer that he turned down and it never leaked.
    The Ravens NEVER discuss contract negotiations in the press. Unless both sides come to terms, you will never hear anything about it from their side.




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Both sources were Reed himself so I'm still not buying it. I believe the Ravens probably asked him about an extension but I doubt they made him a money offer that he turned down and it never leaked.
    There is 0.0 chance they offered him $8 million and he turned it down. None. You don't get pay increases at 34 years old in the NFL, you get massive pay DEcreases.....if you are even still around at that point.

    The quote was "under" 8 million was offered, could have been 4 for all we know, and yes that number came from Reed's camp so it is almost guaranteed to be bullshit.

    Reed is a $5 million player max at this point and probably to one team and one team only, the Ravens. He will figure that out in about 8 months.




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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    I still think that Reed is worth more than 5 million. There are intangible reasons why players such as he and Lewis are worth so much, despite their declining physical skill. Ed Reed still strikes fear in the eyes of the league's top QBs. The only one that has consistently had the 'what ever you want to call it' to challenge Reed on a consistent basis is Rivers. Tom Brady's poor performance in the AFC Championship Game was largely due to his reluctance to make a mistake in Ed Reed's direction. He understands that the ball has to be placed perfectly or it could be a touchdown the other way. Reed is still the only safety with that complete threat.

    His ability to diagnose plays is second to none at the safety position. There are times when he knows the play developing before some of the offensive players he is going against. In 2010, teams kept chucking it in Reed's direction and you saw what happened. In 2011, Ben did it out of desperation (Week 1), because he rarely does it and has admitted such several times in the past. They all saw the same result and, for the vast majority of the remainder of the 2012 season, QBs stayed away from Reed.

    QBs still fear him enough to hesitate when deciding to throw the ball and place passes off the mark, because they are trying to make them perfect out of belief that they have to. Guys like Earl Thomas are coming up and looking good. Thomas, in particular is a very good tackler. However, coverage wise, Reed is still second to none. Especially, now that Berry is coming back off of an ACL injury.
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    Re: Ed Reed: "Ravens know i want to be here!"

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    I still think that Reed is worth more than 5 million. There are intangible reasons why players such as he and Lewis are worth so much, despite their declining physical skill. Ed Reed still strikes fear in the eyes of the league's top QBs. The only one that has consistently had the 'what ever you want to call it' to challenge Reed on a consistent basis is Rivers. Tom Brady's poor performance in the AFC Championship Game was largely due to his reluctance to make a mistake in Ed Reed's direction. He understands that the ball has to be placed perfectly or it could be a touchdown the other way. Reed is still the only safety with that complete threat.

    His ability to diagnose plays is second to none at the safety position. There are times when he knows the play developing before some of the offensive players he is going against. In 2010, teams kept chucking it in Reed's direction and you saw what happened. In 2011, Ben did it out of desperation (Week 1), because he rarely does it and has admitted such several times in the past. They all saw the same result and, for the vast majority of the remainder of the 2012 season, QBs stayed away from Reed.

    QBs still fear him enough to hesitate when deciding to throw the ball and place passes off the mark, because they are trying to make them perfect out of belief that they have to. Guys like Earl Thomas are coming up and looking good. Thomas, in particular is a very good tackler. However, coverage wise, Reed is still second to none. Especially, now that Berry is coming back off of an ACL injury.
    Market value is market value.

    34 year old NFL players with injury histories aren't worth shit on the open market, that's just how it is. The injury risk is sky high, and Reed can't diagnose anything from the sidelines.

    Add that to the fact that most teams would rather have a young guy who on on the upswing taking up a roster spot, rather than a 34 year old hanging on and one wrong move away from retirement, and you have an easy answer to why teams won't pay a 34 year old anything. Hell most won't pay anyone over 30 anything much less 34.

    It is what it is.

    Here is the best comparable, really an identical situation as Reed is in...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3942161

    According to a source, the contract is for five years and $17 million. The deal could escalate to as much as $27 million if Dawkins can reach some achievable performance levels.

    The Eagles and Dawkins were discussing a two-year contract offer when the Broncos entered the picture to lure him to Denver.

    In the first two years of his contract, Dawkins is scheduled to make $9 million. Of that total, $7.2 million is guaranteed.
    Dawkins was a 5 yr deal on paper but in reality it was 3 years for about $4 million a year with about $7 guaranteed.

    That is pretty much exactly what the Ravens will offer Reed.

    Oh and BTW, Dawkins never made it through a healthy season after that, and retired giving the Broncos nothing much in the 3 years he was there battling injuries the entire time.

    That is why 34 year olds, no matter how accomplished are, are usually bad investments and have an extremely limited market and value at that point in their careers.




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