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Ed Reed to learn Saturday if he's the third Ravens draftee to become a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer

Ed Reed to learn Saturday if he's the third Ravens draftee to become a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer

Six years ago, Jonathan Ogden became the first player drafted by the Ravens to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he did it the first time he was eligible. Last year, Ray Lewis followed him, again without having to wait.

Late Saturday afternoon in Atlanta, Ed Reed will find out whether he’s going to join his former teammates in this exclusive fellowship.

There are few sure things when it comes to making the Hall of Fame in a player’s first year of eligibility. Other great stars from Reed’s era have had to wait several years. But there’s a sense that because he was such a unique force at safety — there are only 13 players from the position in the Hall of Fame — he’s a...

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