Although Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is eligible to return from short-term injured reserve, he’ll miss at least another week with the triceps injury that has sidelined him since Week Six.
The Ravens have decided not to activate Lewis, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Sal Paolantonio report. In order for Lewis to play on Sunday against the Broncos, he would have to be activated by 4 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.
That’s the news we’ve been expecting. Peter King reported on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network on Friday that the Ravens were concerned about putting Lewis’s recovery at risk by allowing him to push himself to return too quickly.
Lewis was not listed on this week’s injury report because he’s still on injured reserve. The Ravens now have until a week from today to officially declare whether Lewis will play next Sunday against the Giants.