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Ray Lewis added to active roster, won’t play Sunday

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Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis won’t be back on the field for Sunday’s season finale against the Bengals, but he is back on the active roster.

The Ravens have moved Lewis from short-term injured reserve to the 53-man roster, but they have already announced that he will not play Sunday.

Lewis had to be activated this week if he was going to be able to play in the playoffs, and the Ravens’ hope has been that Lewis could get back on the field in the postseason. That still appears possible.

Lewis suffered a triceps tear in Week Six and has been out since then. There has been talk that the injury could have been season-ending, and there has also been talk that Lewis could retire this offseason. But it’s looking good for Lewis to get at least one more game, on January 5 or 6 when the Ravens host either the Bengals or Colts in the playoffs.

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32 Responses to “Ray Lewis added to active roster, won’t play Sunday”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 26, 2012 2:46 PM

    I guess he wants to play one more playoff game before he retires, and the team obliges.

    How will Flacco handle turning over the leadership reigns back to Lewis. Ayanbadejo better mediate this one.

  2. bringithome6 says: Dec 26, 2012 2:46 PM

    Man’s a beast

  3. ravenator says: Dec 26, 2012 2:49 PM

    Can you say, beast!!!!

  4. dlions18 says: Dec 26, 2012 2:56 PM

    First ballot hall of famer. He deserves at least one more playoff run.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 26, 2012 3:00 PM

    “He deserves at least one more playoff run.”

    Is he being traded? A playoff loss is not the same thing as a run.

  6. raymondtx says: Dec 26, 2012 3:09 PM

    Geez let that guy ride off into the sunset in one piece. No way they go deep into the playoffs.

  7. ravenator says: Dec 26, 2012 3:10 PM

    Are steelers in the playoffs? Go comment elsewhere. Funny how they still huff and puff but are sitting on the couch watching the Ravens play in the postseason.

  8. humbleminded85 says: Dec 26, 2012 3:10 PM

    Going from Josh Bynes and Brendon Ayanbadejo to Ray Lew and Danelle Elerbee down this stretch is HUGE.

  9. slobmykolb says: Dec 26, 2012 3:12 PM

    Ray Lewis is the ultimate competitor and teammate! I’m not a ravens fan but would to have a guy with his heart and determination on my defense!

  10. charlesfoxtrot says: Dec 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    “January 5 or 6 when the Ravens host either the Bengals or Colts in the playoffs.”
    ———

    If I’m not mistaken the 4 through 6 seeds in the AFC are already set, making the Ravens hosting the Colts a given at this point.

  11. scoonie97 says: Dec 26, 2012 3:17 PM

    What else would you expect from a glory hound?

    “You guys do all the real work… I’ll get to work on my pregame dance routine for the playoffs.”

  12. steelerfansareretards says: Dec 26, 2012 3:23 PM

    @charlesfoxtrot

    That’s incorrect. Technically Baltimore could win Sunday and NE could lose. If that happens, both teams would have the same record. The tie-breaker would go to Baltimore since they beat NE head-to-head earlier in the season. That would give Baltimore the third seed playing Cincy. At this point, the only AFC teams that are locked into their seeding are Cincy at 6 and Indy at 5. Everyone else is still up in the air as far as seeding goes. The team that will be in the AFC playoffs, however, are in fact locked.

  13. steelerfansareretards says: Dec 26, 2012 3:26 PM

    @scoonie97

    Congrats my man. You are the first person in the NFL world to accuse Ray Lewis of intentionally letting other people do his work.

    He’s been accused of a lot in his career but that’s a first!

  14. boogymanoflamancha says: Dec 26, 2012 3:28 PM

    Great player for years. That being said, he’s not really deserving of anything. Made some really bad choices in his life.

  15. jimnaizeeum says: Dec 26, 2012 3:38 PM

    Doesn’t matter…I doubt he’ll make a difference.

  16. bengalskuta82 says: Dec 26, 2012 3:53 PM

    The ravens are fine without him..he use to be valueable,but not anymore..God love bless him for having such a long career.its time to go now..everybody is making it sound like its the return of a King..oh please!

  17. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 26, 2012 4:04 PM

    steelerfansareretards says:

    You are the first person in the NFL world to accuse Ray Lewis of intentionally letting other people do his work.
    ———————————————————
    You must’ve had your head in the sand the last few years. Ray has a reputation of piling on after his teammates make the tackle. I’d say scoonie was spot on.

  18. randallflagg52 says: Dec 26, 2012 4:11 PM

    If the steelers had a quarter of the heart and drive of Ray Lewis, they’d be AFC North Champions right now. Instead they have a squad full of soft, selfish and lazy players and they’ll be sitting on the couch while the RAVENS are in the playoffs yet again.

    Ray, you are the greatest ever. Hope to see you back on the field soon.

  19. bengalskuta82 says: Dec 26, 2012 4:15 PM

    This is a meaningless game but I still can see the Bengals coming out in full force whipping the Ravens..The Ravens are talking about keeping the momentum going into the postseason..yeah after losing 3 straight.hahah I gotch ya..The Bengals are gonna make them give up..you watch!

  20. amaf21 says: Dec 26, 2012 4:18 PM

    one and done. enjoy rayray!

  21. rockthered1286 says: Dec 26, 2012 4:21 PM

    After every NFL game that Ray Lewis plays in, both home and away, he has his driver take him to the poverty stricken area of the city. His purpose? He looks for someone really down on their luck. Someone hurting, starving, stuggling. And what does he do? Helps them. Gives them a bite to eat. Gives them some spiritual guidance. Gives them motivation to pick themselves up and show the world that they can and will rise up. Every post-game he does this. Win or lose.

    Now I ask everyone on here who thoroughly enjoys bashing Ray from one mistake he made over a decade ago (because we know all of you are so pure) and the fact that he’s getting up there in age (which never happens to any NFL player): what have you done for society? How many lives have you touched? What greater purpose have you served? And what good does it do for you to bash someone who is not only a presence on the field, but a HUGE presence in the community as well? That’s what I thought…

  22. oldirtyman says: Dec 26, 2012 4:23 PM

    @crownofthehelmet

    Pleaz stop makin us real Steelers fans look bad with ur terrible post. Lewis has had a great career and gets mad respect from me and all knowledgeable football fans.

  23. rockthered1286 says: Dec 26, 2012 4:24 PM

    One more thing worth mentioning about Ray.

    Everyone of you idolize players on your respective teams. Understandable. That being said, I’d be willing to bet that you did not know that Ray Lewis mentors several players on EVERY single NFL team. Even some veterans who no longer play in the league. His impact goes beyond the Baltimore Ravens and spreads through the entire NFL.

  24. stairwayto7 says: Dec 26, 2012 4:56 PM

    Be a man softie! Play! Whimp!

  25. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Dec 26, 2012 5:14 PM

    He hung out with losers and did bad things along with them. Even went to trial for murder at one point.

    But he plays football good so who cares!

  26. jgammell2012 says: Dec 26, 2012 5:39 PM

    ravenator says:
    Dec 26, 2012 2:49 PM
    Can you say, beast!!!!

    was a beast now just emotional leader

  27. boogymanoflamancha says: Dec 26, 2012 6:24 PM

    rockthered1286 says:
    Dec 26, 2012 4:21 PM
    After every NFL game that Ray Lewis plays in, both home and away, he has his driver take him to the poverty stricken area of the city. His purpose? He looks for someone really down on their luck. Someone hurting, starving, stuggling. And what does he do? Helps them. Gives them a bite to eat.

    Oh, well then I may need to re-think the limo thing.

  28. packerpauly says: Dec 26, 2012 7:56 PM

    Sorry to see that Ray won’t be playing on Sunday. Not quite what he used to be (aren’t we all), but still a leader who knows how to take care of business. Hope he’s ready for the playoffs!

  29. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Dec 26, 2012 11:02 PM

    Great. I can’t watch him crying when he’s interviewed about another failed quest for a superbowl. Haha. I can see it now. It’s gonna be priceless!!!

  30. fanz928 says: Dec 27, 2012 4:08 AM

    The raven needs a better qb they have like 6 pro bowlers on the team

  31. troysmithsghost says: Dec 27, 2012 6:51 AM

    A great player many years ago, but next to worthless the past couple of seasons and the team is actually better without him this year. Take a hint old man and just retire already.

  32. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 27, 2012 7:59 PM

    Ravens fans you must be very proud…pft readers think of ravenator when they think of the ravens sort of like a poster child. Yep he is something to be really proud off …like five playoff appearances and no Super Bowls. Marvelous

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