Ravens’ Ed Reed isn’t about to join Ray Lewis in retirement after season 

click to enlarge Baltimore safety Ed Reed has no intention of retiring. “It’s not my last ride,” he said Thursday. “I just bought a bike.” - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • Baltimore safety Ed Reed has no intention of retiring. “It’s not my last ride,” he said Thursday. “I just bought a bike.”

Ravens safety Ed Reed isn’t planning on joining teammate Ray Lewis in retirement after the Super Bowl.

“I’ll be playing next year,” Reed said Thursday before Baltimore hit the practice field in preparation for their Feb. 3 Super Bowl matchup against the 49ers.

There was speculation that the 34-year-old Reed might retire after this season. Earlier this month, in announcing his intention to step down after the playoffs, Lewis spoke of taking a “last ride.”

To which Reed said Thursday: “No, it’s not my last ride. I just bought a bike.”

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