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Report: Ravens' Reed expected to play, not retire, after hip surgery

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Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed is expected to play next season after recently having hip surgery that likely will keep him out of this weekend's minicamp, The Carroll County Times reported Wednesday, citing a league source.

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Reed said after January's divisional-round playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts that he was considering retirement at age 31 following a season filled with neck, hip and groin injuries. He missed four games in December because of the hip injury, then returned for the regular-season finale and two playoff contests.

Reed, a first-round draft pick by the Ravens in 2002, is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He has a franchise-record 46 interceptions and 13 career touchdowns, and he's the only player in NFL history to score TDs by blocking a punt and returning a punt, an interception and a fumble.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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