This would be more surprising if Reed didn't broach the subject so often. He admitted that he's considered retiring the last three years, and has said so publicly more than once.
Money is also an issue. Reed publicly pushed for a new contract as recently as late April on Baltimore radio, saying it was an issue of "respect." Reed is set to earn $7.2 million this year. Reed was asked if the Ravens know he isn't fully on board.
"I'm sure they will after this interview," Reed said.
Reed is still wildly talented and valuable, so his comments should concern the Ravens. In the end, they probably won't value these comments any more than the ones that Reed gave in March. Back then, he said he could play four to five more seasons.