Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ed Reed, the acclaimed longtime safety for the Baltimore Ravens, is retiring.
The Ravens announced Wednesday that the eight-time All-Pro is hanging up his cleats and that they plan to hold a news conference for him at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
The 36-year-old Reed played 12 NFL seasons, 11 with the Ravens, during which he was selected to nine Pro Bowls, won the 2004 Defensive Player of the Year, and the 2013 Super Bowl with Baltimore.
Reed finishes his career with 64 interceptions, which ranks sixth all-time in NFL history, and his nine postseason interceptions are tied with Charlie Waters, Bill Simpson, and Ronnie Lott for the most in league history.
After winning the Super Bowl in 2013, Reed left the Ravens and played the 2013 season with the Houston Texans and New York Jets. He did not play football in 2014.
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