According to the six-time Pro Bowler, Reed has contacted the Ravens about a new contract.
"I'm not making it a big deal," Reed said in a radio interview this week, courtesy of the Baltimore Sun. "[But] I think it needs to be taken care of."
This is unexpected because Reed strongly considered retirement in January following Baltimore's playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts. While dealing with a neck ailment and coming off hip surgery, Reed has given the impression that he's playing on a year-to-year basis.
Does wanting an extension mean Reed is committed to the Ravens beyond 2010? That's something both Reed and Baltimore would have to figure out. Reed makes just under $20 million over the final three years of his contract, according to the Sun.
It will be interesting to see where this goes.