Ed Reed swings for the fences
Is it me or is anyone else just as baffled at Ed Reed's request for a new contract?
As spelled out in Jamison Hensley's recent story, which you can read here, the Ravens veteran safety has three years remaining on a six-year contract extension he signed in 2006.
He's coming off hip surgery and may not be ready to go by the start of the regular season, admitting in a recent interview on 105.7 The Fan's "Norris and Davis Show" that "it could be October, November and December" before he's ready to play.
Not only that, but he has some kind of nerve impingement that has bothered him for a couple of years.
Oh, did I mention he's 31 years old? With a body that's been beaten up by eight punishing seasons in the NFL?
You know how they say timing is everything in life?
Is this really the right time for Reed to be talking about a new deal?
God bless him if he can get it. But to me, he's up for the Chutzpah of the Year award.
If he pulls this one off, there might be a dozen other Ravens vets lined up outside Ozzie Newsome's door the next day, looking to renegotiate.
I can't wait to see how this plays out.