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Published on 11/28/2012 at Wed Nov 28 07:00.
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When the Denver Broncos (8-3) face the Baltimore Ravens (9-2) in Week 15, Ray Lewis could be out on the field at middle linebacker for the Ravens.

Lewis tore his triceps in October, but has been recovering well, according to ESPN:

“Coach John Harbaugh now thinks Lewis will play in the regular season. “That’s a best guess,” Harbaugh said, via The Baltimore Sun. “He’s working hard to do that. We’ll see.”  Harbaugh wouldn’t say whether Lewis would practice this week, but the former two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year can return to the practice field as early as Thursday.

“Lewis, who tore his triceps on Oct. 14, would be eligible to play in the Dec. 16 game against Denver. “[J]ust talking to Ray, it sounds like things have gone well,” Harbaugh said. “There have been no setbacks. So there’s a possibility.”‘

Obviously, quarterback Peyton Manning stands a better chance to walk away from Baltimore with a victory if Lewis does not play.  But the Broncos cannot write off Lewis, who many thought would retire after he suffered the injury earlier in the season.

We’ll know more about Lewis’s status as Week 15 draws closer.  A win over Baltimore would help the Broncos’ playoff seeding.  Stay tuned.

  • Mergrath

    To be honest, I think Ray was done before the injury. So I’m not fearful either way.

  • Jason Holm

    It seemed that way to me as well. He was just getting run over by average RBs.

  • Big_Pete

    Yeah, but Ray is a great motivator.

    I think his presence on the field is greater than the sum of his ability.

  • Jim_Jebow

    I hope he plays, Tamme, Dreesan, and the running backs would run by and around him all day long. That dude is old and slow

  • Jim_Jebow

    I don’t know, Dawkins was a great motivator too, but I think the Broncos defense is better with Adams. The lack of speed from Dawk was a liability, and it is a liability for the Ravens also.

  • AZDynamics

    Were he even in his prime, we would not see vintage Ray Lewis. He would spend this game knocking off rust. I don’t think he should especially scare the Broncos.

  • Speer999

    I saw the game he tore his tri-cep in and he was a BEAST that game. I don’t want him playing like that against us and getting the Ravens defense all riled up. I’ll take my chances without him. I think we’ll win either way, but I don’t underestimate Ray Lewis. Period.

  • anthony33

    Completely agree Speer999. I want nothing to do with Ray Lewis. He has killed us. My advice to him is he needs more rest.