Ravens legendary linebacker Ray Lewis, who last week announced his retirement, has missed the second half of the season with a torn triceps but will be active on Sunday and is slated to play a normal role, according to team sources.
There has been some question regarding how much that Lewis will play, given all the time that he missed and the severity of his injury. But teammates said that, following another week of practice and after talking to Lewis, there is little doubt he will be on the field a lot in the wild-card game against the Colts on Sunday.
As one teammate put it: “If he's suitin' up, he's on the field.”
There could be some obvious passing downs that he is not on the field for. But, in general, the expectation is Lewis is on the field a lot in what will be his final game in Baltimore. This could also be Ed Reed's last game as a Raven, with him a free agent and no contract talks between the sides since before the 2011 season. Lewis and Reed are both first-ballot Hall of Famers, and Lewis has been with the organization since the Ravens' first draft following their move from Cleveland in 1996.
Of note, Roger Goodell will be checking out Lewis on Sunday.
On his way to Seahawks-Redskins game, @nflcommish is stopping at M+T Stadium now to wish Ray Lewis well in his last game in Baltimore.— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) January 6, 2013