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With Ravens great Ray Lewis in the Hall of Fame, is Ed Reed next?

With Ravens great Ray Lewis in the Hall of Fame, is Ed Reed next?

On fourth-and-long, the rookie sensed the kill. At the snap, Ed Reed bolted through the Denver line, hurtled toward the punter and blocked the kick with a thud heard nationwide on “Monday Night Football.” Four plays later, the Ravens scored a touchdown en route to a 34-23 upset of the Broncos.

Four weeks into the 2002 season, Reed had made a name as a game-changer, one of countless highlights he’d accrue during a 12-year NFL career that is likely to earn the onetime safety a bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame next year. A five-time first-team All-Pro, Reed retired in 2013 and is favored for induction in his first year of eligibility. He’d be the third...

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