"I've been thinking about it," said Reed, who has returned seven interceptions for touchdowns and is the only player in NFL history to score off an interception, a recovered fumble, a blocked punt and a punt return. "It kind of hit me on the sideline. It hit me now because I don't know how much I'm going to be able to have going forward. It'll be a long offseason just thinking about. It hurts just thinking about it."
Reed missed four games this season because of a strained groin and played last year despite a nerve impingement in his neck. He labeled his percentage on returning as "50-50."
Here's hoping the scales tip in favor of Reed's return, mostly because he's a phenomenal player and it would be a shame to end his career on a clown-shoe note like that, but mostly because the Ravens and Colts are conference rivals, and the more times Ed Reed faces Reggie Wayne across a sideline, the more coverage this snake thing gets.
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