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Ed Reed 'preparing to play' in 2014

Not retiring ... yet. Jason Butt

Print This June 02, 2014, 11:28 AM EST

Longtime Ravens safety Ed Reed, who spent his 2013 season with both the Texans and the Jets, has no plans to retire at this time.

Though he hasn't made plans to engage in talks with prospective teams, Reed told the local Baltimore media on Sunday that he's looking forward to playing this upcoming season.

"I'm definitely preparing to play," Reed said, via The Baltimore Sun. "If I wasn't, you would have heard something by now. The offseason is going great. I'm spending time with my family. I'm not in any rush at all."

Reed, who was in Baltimore at Lardarius Webb's charity softball game at M&T Bank Stadium, also said that he could see himself returning to the Ravens organization down the road as an assistant coach.

"I think I can help pretty much any organization if I'm a position coach, consultant, whatever," Reed said. "I can see me working in the organization here. I could see me working for [general manager Ozzie Newsome], and those guys, and [owner Steve Bisciotti], because I put so much into it. I know how they work, and they taught me so much."

Reed noted he has no plans to participate in a team's upcoming training camp. It could be a serious claim or another one of his tounge-in-cheek moments. Regardless if he plays or not in 2014, Reed will go down as one of the all-time greatest safeties to ever play the game.

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