Ed Reed a Raven evermore

Much has happened since the last time Texans safety Ed Reed took the field at M&T Bank Stadium, including the Baltimore Ravens winning the Super Bowl.

But just because he’s no longer a Raven after 11 seasons doesn’t mean Baltimoreans don’t still hold him dear.

“I said, ‘Hey, you’ve still got it,’ ” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh after his team spoiled Reed’s homecoming 30-9. “I didn’t call him an old man. He played very well, just like we expected he would.

“There’s a tremendous respect and love there. He’s a Texan now, but Ed Reed will forever be a Raven.”

Reed chatted with his former teammates before the game, then was the last man leaving the field when it was over.

“It was awesome to see Ed again,” Ravens safety James Ihedigbo said. “In talking to him he continued to encourage me. He’s helped so much in my development as a safety. I thanked him for that.”

Then Ihedigbo and the rest of Reed’s old buddies went out and ruined his new team’s day.

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