Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed has been to the postseason six times in his 10 year-career, but he has yet to reach the Super Bowl.
After another bitter postseason defeat, and a season in which he played through multiple injuries, many are wondering whether Reed will return for the 2012 season.
Reed, 33, did not speak with the media following the team’s 23-20 defeat against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game and wasn’t at his locker during a cleanout on Monday morning.
But cornerback Lardarius Webb, who has been taken under Reed’s wing, was confident fans will see the great No. 20 next season.
“He’s coming back,” Webb said, via BaltimoreRavens.com.
Reed is entering the final year of a reported six-year deal he signed prior to the start of the 2006 season.
This season, Reed played in all 16 regular-season games for the first time since 2008. He revealed late in the season that a shoulder injury was affecting him, but otherwise didn’t have any reported injuries.