And who said Ray Lewis was done?
NBC Sports is reporting that Lewis, 37, will not play in the Ravens season finale against Cincinnati on Sunday, but has been moved to Baltimore’s active roster.
Per NBC Sports, “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.”
It appears that Baltimore’s wishes have been granted.
The veteran linebacker suffered a triceps tear in week six against the Dallas Cowboys. Many speculated that Lewis would be forced into early retirement, but his recovery has gone better than expected.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told NBC.com, “We’ll look at him [for] the playoffs. It’s an injury that is a 12-to 16-week injury. So, if you do the math going back, we thought there was a chance. He is progressing really well. I’m not saying he couldn’t have played the last couple of weeks, but it would have been risky to re-injure it…”
Baltimore remains thin at the linebacker position and there is no doubt that Lewis will provide that spark going into the postseason.