Ray Lewis missed practice again on Friday, but the team isn’t ready to rule him out of Sunday’s matchup with the Bengals.
The linebacker is listed as questionable on the team’s Friday injury report. That designation is at odds with reports that Lewis will miss Sunday’s game and possibly future games after seeing a specialist in South Florida. Lewis hasn’t missed a game since 2007, which may be why coach John Harbaugh is leaving the light on for Lewis to play with an injury he deemed “not any kind of serious, serious thing.”
“Ray is Ray,” Harbaugh said Friday, via Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times. “You can’t count Ray out. There could be reports out there and you guys could turn over some rocks and figure out and ask, and think you have something, and you might have something. But you might not. We’re talking about Ray. We’ll find out on Sunday really. Ray has had shoulders dislocated and he’s done 35 push-ups on the sidelines to prove that he can go. He’s had hamstrings that have torn off the bone because he went ahead [and played] when he should have been gone.”
If Lewis can’t play, Dannell Ellerbee, who is also listed as questionable, would likely get the start at middle linebacker. The Ravens did rule out running back Anthony Allen and defensive lineman Arthur Jones.