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Posted at 2:29 PM ET, 01/ 8/2011

Ed Reed: 'My brother ... would want me to play' Sunday

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 5:47 p.m.

Despite the disappearance of his brother in Louisiana, safety Ed Reed will play in the Baltimore Ravens' playoff game Sunday against the Chiefs in Kansas City.

"My brother loved football," Reed, who flew to Missouri with the Ravens today, told ESPN. "He would want me to play."

Brian Reed, 29, is believed to have jumped into the Mississippi River near St. Rose, La., to evade police Friday morning. Karen Reed, mother of Brian and Ed, said that authorities had found his jacket and shoes.

Although Ed Reed has had no comment on the incident, his older brother, Wendell Sanchez, described his attitude as "upbeat."

"Ed made the trip and is going to play," Sanchez, said in an interview with the Carroll County Times. "Ed's okay. He's upbeat. We're just all here at the house hoping and praying and waiting to hear something.

"Everything's the same as far as Brian. We're just waiting to find out what's happening. We're just hoping for good news and we're not giving up hope. We appreciate everyone's support."

By Cindy Boren  | January 8, 2011; 2:29 PM ET
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