Ravens safety Ed Reed won't play in next week's Pro Bowl because of injuries. He will be replaced by Tennessee's Michael Griffin.
Reed has a rib injury along with a nerve impingement in his neck. He also has been dealing with the disappearance of his brother.
Chuck Pagano, who was promoted to defensive coordinator earlier this week, is the latest member of the Ravens organization to say Reed isn't retiring.
Pagano has a long-standing and strong relationship with Reed, going back to the University of Miami where Reed played for Pagano. "He's coming back," Pagano said.
In a statement issued by the team, Reed said: "Chuck will do everything he can to make sure the defense is prepared for each practice and every game. The time and effort he puts in and what he will sacrifice will be more than a championship-caliber. I believe his best coaching quality is working with the other coaches and players around him. Just like Coach Mattison, Chuck will get input from everyone, and that will help him be the best coordinator he can be and us be the best defense we can be."
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