Redding Uncertain about his Future with Ravens


(Credits: The Baltimore Sun/Karl Merton Ferron)

In his two seasons in Baltimore, defensive end Cory Redding has been a key cog for the Ravens’ defense both on and off the field.

Redding, 31, will be a free agent at the end of the league year in March when his two-year contract expires, and he’s unsure if he’ll return to Baltimore next season.

“I stand now today, I’m a free agent,” Redding said Monday, via BaltimoreRavens.com. “I’m definitely evaluating myself and where I stand in my career and just kind of taking it one day at a time. I’m just enjoying the moments I had in this locker room with these guys because the makeup of this team is going to be different next year.”

Redding started in 11 games this season, recording 43 tackles and 4.5 sacks. His tackle and sack totals was his highest since 2006.

The nine-year veteran has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during his career. He suffered through a winless season with the Detroit Lions in 2008 and this year was the closest he has ever come to reaching a Super Bowl.

As Redding cleaned out his locker for the off-season, he was left with an uncertainty about his future with the Ravens.

“You know that in this game, nothing is forever and that’s why you have to enjoy the moments you have and opportunities you get because you don’t know if they’ll ever come back,” Redding said.