Stories, columns, pictures and videos covering the playing career and post-retirement life of the legendary Ravens safety.

Former Ravens safety Ed Reed was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Here's a look back at his career in Baltimore.
Photos of Ravens safety Ed Reed's interceptions from throughout his NFL career.
Ed Reed left a unique mark on the Ravens and the NFL in his 12 years as a big-play safety. On Saturday, Reed could become the third homegrown Raven, after Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis, to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
“This is not an individual award,” said Reed, who's set to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon.
With Reed one day away from his likely election to the Hall of Fame, we’re bringing back this March 2013 blog post on “The most Ed Reed-est plays in Ed Reed history.”
It seems only fitting that Ozzie Newsome would get to see long-time Ravens safety Ed Reed get nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Super Bowl week in New Orleans has been such a proud time for everyone who helped Ed Reed emerge.
Former Ravens safety Ed Reed must receive 80 percent of a positive vote from the Hall of Fame selection committee Feb. 2 to be elected.
Ed Reed is considered a heavy favorite to join fellow Ravens Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis in Canton, Ohio, 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 Raven honored, following tackle Jonathan Ogden and linebacker Ray Lewis.
Ray Lewis is entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. Could fellow former Raven and Miami Hurricane Ed Reed, with whom he shared an uncommon passion for studying the sport and excelling at it, follow him in 2019?
Reed will be enshrined on Dec. 4 as part of a 10 player and three-coach class that also includes Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson and Frank Beamer.
Former Ravens star Ed Reed was at the SEED School of Maryland to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys and food boxes to students and their families.
Former Raven star Ed Reed will return as a Buffalo Bills' assistant under new head coach Sean McDermott.
The Ed Reed Foundation has partnered with local meal-kit delivery service Terra's Kitchen to raise money for nonprofit organization Great Kids Farm.
Ed Reed will be joining the Buffalo Bills' organization as an assistant defensive backs coach.
A halftime ceremony in which Ed Reed saw his name placed in the team¿s Ring of Honor left the normally loquacious Ravens legend at a seeming loss for words Sunday as he earned the highest honor from his longtime team.
Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu were Super Bowl-winning safeties and fierce competitors who changed the games they played in.
Entering their 20th season as an NFL franchise, the Ravens have won two Super Bowl championships and become a consistent presence in the postseason. These players -- the 20 best in the history of the team, according to The Baltimore Sun's experts -- are a big reason for that success.
Former Ravens safety Ed Reed will announce his retirement Thursday during a press conference at the team's training complex, according to sources.
Sure, Ed Reed says, he likes being honored. But, much as he used to pop up in unexpected places to snatch interceptions, the former Ravens great comes at the subject from an oblique angle. Asked what he might reflect upon when he becomes the ninth Raven inducted into the franchise¿s Ring of Honor on Sunday, Reed does not mention his record 107-yard interception return from 2008 or the pass he picked off in Super Bowl XLVII, his last game as a Raven. Instead, he goes back to his rookie season in Baltimore and his decision to switch ¿ financial advisors? As with many of the things Reed says, there is a powerful roundabout logic to this.
Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is not opposed to retaining veteran free safety Ed Reed.
The Houston Texans are releasing former Ravens free safety Ed Reed today, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Baltimore Ravens free safety grew up outside New Orleans in St. Rose, La.
Former Ravens safety Ed Reed had his moments with the media during his superlative career here, some good, some bad. But now, he's joining their ranks.
Baltimore Ravens free safety grew up in St. Rose, La., outside of New Orleans
It was obvious from any cool-headed assessment, even his own, that Ed Reed's time in Houston wasn¿t headed for a happy ending.
Ed Reed is a very, very smart man and he took the Texans to the bank.
The Ed Reed era is officially over in Baltimore. So let's look back at some of those memorable plays when the bearded ballhawk meandered his way toward the end zone. Sometimes he got there. Other times he pitched to a teammate or to the turf. But some of his returns were among the most thrilling plays in Ravens history.
Ed Reed, the ball-hawking safety who has built a future Hall of Fame career on surprising quarterbacks, seems intent on keeping everybody guessing until the very end. Signed by the Texans in late March, Reed has yet to suit up for a game with his new team because he's still recovering from surgery that he had in April to repair a torn labrum in his hip. He says that he's still dealing with tightness and soreness and he has a "lot of work to do" before he returns to game action.
Ed Reed is the most captivating athlete who has passed through the city during my time as a writer. And for that reason, I'm unashamed to say I'll miss him.
If you're trying to figure out exactly what motivated all-time Ravens safety Ed Reed to jump off the Super Bowl bandwagon and sign with the Houston Texans, you should probably consider some other hobby.
Ed Reed doesn't want to say goodbye, but he does want to say thanks. The former Ravens safety took out a full page ad in the Sports section of today's Baltimore Sun to deliver a message to the fans who have cheered him for more than a decade.
Ed Reed, who signed with the Texans weeks after the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, made his return to Baltimore and his Texans debut in the Ravens' 30-9 win Sunday.
Former safety Ed Reed signed today with the Jets, meaning that he'll get one more meeting with the Ravens this season.
Baltimore Ravens lose Ed Reed, Ray Lewis in same off-season, look to rebuild defense
Linebacker Ray Lewis will likely play his last game at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday, but it might be the last home game for Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed as well.
As Ray Lewis and Ed Reed approach the late stages of their Hall-of-Fame careers, they might appear to be on divergent paths.
A day after he revealed on the radio that he had a torn labrum in his shoulder, Ravens safety Ed Reed was asked by one reporter about the team's injuries and the ensuing media storm inside the building. Next thing we all know, the guy is talking about cornhole.
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