Please find below statements from Ravens officials regarding Ed Reed, who on Friday morning signed with the Houston Texans following an 11-year career in Baltimore.
Ravens General Manager & Executive Vice President Ozzie Newsome:
"Our hope is that the Hall of Fame players we drafted could play their entire careers with us, but we understand why Ed is moving on to the Texans.
"He's not the first Hall of Famer to move to another team. Tony Gonzalez is playing with the Falcons. Joe Montana played with the Chiefs. Shannon Sharpe and Rod Woodson played for the Ravens.
"How fortunate we were to have Ed with us for 11 seasons. He is one of the Ravens' and NFL's all-time greats. Words cannot measure what he did for us, including helping us win a second Super Bowl. We thank him for all he did for Baltimore. Ed will always be a part of the Ravens family."
Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh:
"Ed has had a major impact on our organization and our community. He is a great player and a great friend. We will always be thankful for what we accomplished together."