Nov 14, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets safety Ed Reed addresses the media at his locker at the Jets training facility. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Ed Reed: I know I can still play


Former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed, who had stints with the Houston Texans and New York Jets since leaving the Ravens after their Super Bowl win, still wants to play in the NFL. The only problem is seemingly no team thinking he can or no team extending him the opportunity to play since he is currently a free agent.

Despite that, Reed is determined to continue playing in the NFL and adamant that he can still compete.

“I know I can still play,” Reed said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, at Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb’s charity softball game on Sunday

Reed also said he is “still preparing to play” but “taking [his] time” and that he doesn’t plan to go through training camp. He wouldn’t be the first veteran to skip parts of a training camp to try and stay healthy for the season. He also stated that teams “need safeties.

Certainly there could be a rash of injuries, like there was last offseason, that might force a team to go to the well to get better at the position. If that opportunity arises and Reed is still unsigned his services might be pursued.

Part of what hindered Reed during a lackluster 2013 season was the fact that he came off of hip surgery.

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