Ed Reed is retiring as a Baltimore Raven.
The nine-time Pro Bowl safety form Destrehan signed a final one-day contact with his original team Thursday at the Raven’s training camp in Owings Mills, Maryland.
“I love this city. I love this organization,” said Reed, who played 11 seasons with the Ravens after he was drafted by them in the first round out of Miami in 2002.
Reed’s last game with the Ravens was their victory against San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, not far from where he grew up in St. Rose.
Reed split time in 2013 between Houston and the New York Jets. He did not play last season.
The 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Reed is the league’s career leader in interception return yardage with 1,590. The Ravens said on Thursday that Reed’s name will be added to the team’s Ring on Honor on Nov. 22.