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Ed Reed: In His Own Words

Ravens safety Ed Reed shocked everyone when he said after the 20-3 playoff loss that it's "50-50" whether he would retire this offseason. Here's a transcript of that portion of the interview:

Q: Have you thought about your future yet?

Reed: "Honestly I did. I’ve been thinking about it. It kind of hit me on the sideline. It hit me now because I don’t know how much I’m going to be able to have going forward. It’ll be a long offseason just thinking about. It hurts just thinking about it."

Q: Are you leaning to any direction right now?

Reed: "It’s 50-50. I’ve got great doctors that I deal with. We’ll re-evaluate things and see how it goes in the next couple of days."

Q: So it comes down to what the doctors say?

Reed: "No. It’s my decision at the end of the day to play with injuries. We’ll see. I take good advice from my doctors. It’s been great up to this point, fighting through. I wanted to battle this year even with the injuries I had last year and the injuries I had this year. There were no excuses coming into this season about injuries. That’s why I was never frustrated when I injured my groin. Injuries come especially at this point in my career. You fight through. You lose like this, it’s hard to lay it down. At the end of the day, you have to think about family. I have a family now. We shall see."

Q: How long before you make your decision?

Reed: "There’s too many emotions flying right now to make a decision. You’ll know soon."

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