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.
The ad reads:
Ravens Nation, My eleven seasons in Baltimore were more than I would have ever
imagined, which is why I have such deep love for you all. I will forever
cherish my time with the Ravens and the chills that ran down my spine
when I finally kissed the Lombardi Trophy.
Special thanks to the City, Team, Organization and all the Fans! I'm going
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to miss being a part of this tremendous team and organization, but I'll
always be Baltimore and my Foundation will remain in this community,
this is not a goodbye, but a See You Soon.
Thank you for everything Baltimore, God Bless you.
ED REED #20
Reed, a nine-time Pro Bowler, signed a three-year deal with the Houston Texans on Friday.
The Ravens will host the Texans this season, but Reed didn't want to wait that long before communicating his appreciation to the city he called home for 11 years.