As Ed Reed prepares to take his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, teammates, friends and coaches from his Ravens, college and high school years reflect on the legacy of the legendary Ravens safety with their favorite memories and never-before-heard stories. 

Adalius Thomas
As told to Glenn Clark Radio

Adalius Thomas was a defensive end/linebacker for the Ravens from 2000-2006.

Terrell Suggs sent me a video of me, him and Ed Reed. I guess he was wired when I was there, and I’m coming out to practice. And Ed Reed says, “Hey look, if you want ribs, go to A.D.’s house. They’re so good. If you need sauce, I apologize.” And he sent that to me [in February 2019].

It’s so funny that he said that. I guess they had “Ravens Wired” or whatever it was, and it’s me, Terrell Suggs and it’s Ed Reed, and they’re talking about coming to my house to eat. And Terrell Suggs says, “Everybody doesn’t know what the secret is to A.D.’s sauce. It is pork and bean juice.” And everybody started to laugh. And so that is one of the stories that kind of sticks out is that of how he always used to come to my house. I used to cook out for the guys, and they used to come over and eat.

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Issue 255: June/July 2019


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