Because Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis is in his 16th season, there is always speculation the current season could be his last. Some have suggested that if the Ravens win a Super Bowl, Lewis and Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed would both retire.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he has not heard that from either player, and he'd like to see both retire in Baltimore. But, it won't be at any price.
"No, I have not," said Newsome about hearing if Lewis or Reed would retire at the end of this season. "Retirement is something I went through myself so I know when the opportunity will come to talk to Ray about that. I went through that with JO [Jonathan Ogden], I went through that with Steve McNair and both of them came into this office and said I can't do it. I think I'll be able to have the discussion with Ray at the appropriate time."
"I’ve had great dialogue with Ed Reed," Newsome said. "Ed Reed thinks he could play four or five more years in the conversations that I’ve had. What we’ll have to figure out over the course of the next couple of years is how to — or whether we are going to — extend his contract over the next couple of years so he can retire a Raven."