Fox: Ed Reed should shelve holdout talk


Ed Reed is wrong. Holdouts rarely work. They are bad for players. They are bad for teams, writes ESPN.com's Ashley Fox. They cause unnecessary distractions and can lead to even more issues, particularly when a player doesn't get what he wants, be it more money or more security.

Reed should maximize his talent for as long as possible, and he should get every last dime he can. But to try to get it by holding out, as Reed has hinted that he might, is foolish. Holding out won't accomplish anything. Holding out only tends to make things worse. Doing so won't encourage the Ravens to do an extension. It will make them less inclined to do so.