Just a few minutes ago, news broke that Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis, will retire at the end of this season.
Lewis informed the team of his decision in a team meeting this morning. He told them that “this will be my last ride.”
In the Ravens week 6 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, Lewis tore his triceps muscle in his right arm. After the game he was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. On December 5th, the 17 year veteran returned to practice and last week he was added to the active roster so he can play in the playoffs.
There is no word yet on if he plays against the Colts on Sunday. Even Lewis won’t say if he will play, he only said “I’m on the active roster.” However, unless the Ravens make the AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday will be his last home game. Expect Lewis to play, even if it is on a limited basis because you know he will not want to miss this moment.
The Ravens will play their hearts out to get Lewis to one last Super Bowl. Safety Bernard Pollard said “We are trying to get to Louisiana, we want to send Ray out right.” He also added “We owe Ray, we owe the city of Baltimore, we owe these coaches. We need to find it.”
This may sound a little weird but, I think the Ravens just got a whole lot more dangerous in the playoffs.