• Ravens' Lewis says he's retiring after season

    Summary of 68 articles · Updated Jan 7, 2013
    • Ray Lewis showed some nerves before final trip to stadium

      The Ravens thought they had seen everything from Ray Lewis in his 17-year career, which passed for a final time through Baltimore in Sunday’s win over the Colts. But before the game, they saw something they didn’t expect from Lewis. Nerves. Teammate B
    • Fans praise Lewis' efforts on and off the field

      Quann D. Massey heard his phone ringing at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. The screen showed an unfamiliar number.
    • Ray Lewis, Ravens defense rise to occasion

      BALTIMORE -- As Ray Lewis took one last victory lap around M&T Bank Stadium, it became clear that the Baltimore Ravens' 24-9 playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts was more than the end of an era in Baltimore. It was the celebration of one. Lewis' …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Don Banks: Ravens win one for Lewis, but they get no prize in Broncos rematch

      BALTIMORE -- So Ray Lewis got to take his victory lap, and the Baltimore Ravens get to live another week. I hope they all enjoyed Sunday's 24-9 playoff conquest of the Indianapolis Colts at M&T Bank Stadium, because next week in Denver could be a ve…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Peyton Manning vs. Ray Lewis, as Broncos prep for Ravens in NFL playoffs

      The Indianapolis Colts are finished for the season. And Peyton Manning plays on.While NFL romanticists wanted the Manning-led Broncos against his former Colts in a second-round playoff game Saturday.
    • Ray Lewis lines up for Ravens’ offense on final play of Baltimore’s wild-card win (VIDEO)

      Since the Baltimore Ravens beat the Indianapolis Colts in their wild card playoff game, Ray Lewis will get at least one more chance to suit up and play. But Sunday was the last time Lewis will play at M&T Stadium in Baltimore, and the game ended wit…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Ravens take down Colts in Lewis' home finale

      Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards on five receptions, including the clinching touchdown, as Baltimore beat Indianapolis 24-9 in Sunday's AFC wild-card game.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Instant Analysis: Ravens take solid first step in playoff run

      Baltimore Sun staffers analyze the Ravens' 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
    • Lewis does last pregame dance in Baltimore

      Ray Lewis began his final playoff run with one last dance in the home of the Baltimore Ravens.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Ray Lewis’ final pre-game dance will fire you up

      If Ray Lewis maintains his stance that the 2012 NFL season will be his last, what you're about to see is the last pre-game dance from Lewis as he comes out of the tunnel during a Baltimore Ravens home game. As always, Lewis sent his teammates and the Ra…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Ray Lewis says goodbye in usual dancing style

      Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker retiring after season, playing final home game todaySurrounded by his teammates as smoke, fire and pyrotechnics signaled his swaggering arrival out of the tunnel, retiring Ravens star middle linebacker Ray Lewis had a …
    • Sunday is officially Lewis' final home game

      Baltimore fans will have to say goodbye to Ray Lewis on Sunday. With the Bengals losing at Houston, there is no chance for the Ravens to host another game in the postseason (the fourth-seeded Ravens would be the lowest remaining seed if they win). That …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Finding a way to replace Ray Lewis' leadership skills when he retires

      Ravens teammates say principles the linebacker modeled will endure after he's goneRavens teammates say principles the linebacker modeled will endure after he's gone
    • Harbaugh pays tribute to retiring Ray Lewis, anticipates emotional day Sunday

      Ravens veteran inside linebacker Ray Lewis is retiring after this seasonRavens coach John Harbaugh paid tribute today to retiring star inside linebacker Ray Lewis, saying he's honored to be associated with the emotional goodbye of the two-time NFL Defen…
    • John Harbaugh: Ray Lewis should be full speed

      Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis‘ return to action from a torn triceps would have generated a lot of attention under any circumstances. The fact that it comes a few days after Lewis announced that he will retire after this season only serves to heighten the
    • Final Word: AFC North

      Five nuggets of knowledge about the AFC wild-card playoffs: Return of Ray: Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced that he will retire at the end of the season, will play in his first game since tearing his triceps on Oct. 14. The Ravens have been be…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Goodell lauds retiring Lewis as 'a special guy'

      NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, with Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis set to retire after the playoffs, has lauded the career and contributions of the future Hall of Famer, calling him "a special guy. Obviously, he's an incredible football player."
      Source: ESPN.com
    • ESPN analysts on Ray Lewis' retirement

      Here are selected comments from ESPN analysts on Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year: Trent Dilfer, who won a Super Bowl with Lewis: "He was the best defensive player on the field every ga…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Roger Goodell says he'll continue to use Ray Lewis as a sounding board

      NFL commissioner expects Ravens linebacker to stay involved in the league after his retirementMore than any defining play that Ray Lewis made or accolade that he earned, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will most remember the leadership that the long-time…
    • Bob Kravitz: On Sunday, Colts' Jerrell Freeman will be better than Ray Lewis

      All the talk this week will be about the retiring Ray Lewis, and it should be about the retiring Ray Lewis. He changed the way the linebacker position is played, and is a first-ballot Hall of Famer without any hesitation. But he won't be the best lineba…
      Source: indystar.com
    • On the field, Ray Lewis’s return may not mean much for Ravens

      It may seem like sheer sacrilege to criticize Ray Lewis as he heads into what will likely be his final game in Baltimore on Sunday. But amid all the talk of Lewis announcing his retirement this week, few have asked this question: At age 37 and coming of…
    • Freeman needs to help stop Rice

      The Colts' run defense didn’t post run-defense numbers you’d expect to correlate with an 11-win team. The Colts gave up 104.4 rushing yards a game (29th in the NFL) and 5.1 yards a carry (31st). They lost a bunch of people on the defensive line. Free-
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Ray Lewis Is A Complicated Problem Who Played Football With Simple Greatness

      It's easy enough to be cynical about Ray Lewis, after the 17-year veteran linebacker announced his impending retirement yesterday. In the foreground, there's the recent image of Lewis, now that the years have reduced his ability to contribute on-field: …
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Ray Lewis close to signing deal with ESPN, report says

      Sports cable channel declines commentRay Lewis is expected to join ESPN after the Baltimore Ravens season ends, according to a Sports Illustrated report citing unnamed sources.
    • Once The Ravens Season Is Over, Ray Lewis Will Be Bristol Bound

      That really didn't take long. SI's Richard Deitsch reports that Ray Lewis's next career will be up in Bristol. ESPN's Monday Night Countdown is where we'll likely see the most of him. And how did ESPN swallow up Lewis so fast? ESPN had a built-in advant…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Ray Lewis may be close to a post-football TV deal

      Well, that didn't take long. Less than a day after Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced that his 17th NFL season would be his last, Richard Deitsch of SI.com reports that the first-ballot Hall-of-Famer is already close to signing a contract w…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Report: Ray Lewis agrees to deal to join ESPN

      It didn’t take long after Ray Lewis announced his retirement for him to line up his next gig. According to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, the Ravens linebacker will join ESPN’s herd of former players as an analyst. Deitsch reports Lewis will
    • Ray Lewis' retirement will save Ravens $4.35 million in salary-cap space

      Priority to retain Dannell Ellerbe increases with pending exit of Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray LewisThe salary-cap impact of Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis' pending retirement will amount to a net savings of $4.35 million for this year, an…
    • Brian Billick: Ray Lewis is the greatest leader I’ve ever seen

      Brian Billick was the head coach of the Ravens when they won Super Bowl XXXV, but Billick doesn’t take the credit for leading that team. Billick says that team’s leader was Ray Lewis. Reflecting on Lewis’s announcement that he will retire after the
    • Wake-up call: Keenan Lewis' price tag

      As you would expect, there were a lot of Ray Lewis posts Wednesday after the Ravens linebacker announced he would retire at the end of the season. There will still be a few Lewis posts Thursday, but there will be some playoff posts sprinkled in there, t…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • On the Steelers: Lewis wants 'starter money'

      Now a starter, unrestricted free agent Keenan Lewis is looking to work out a deal and stay with the team.
    • One thing to know: Ray Lewis’ final ride

      At the age of 37, Ravens LB Ray Lewis decided this will be his final season in uniform. While every career ends at some point, Mike Florio calls today's decision curious. A week before the Ravens are set to face the Colts in an AFC wild card game, Flori…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Ray Lewis' future could include speaking engagements, endorsements

      Ravens linebacker has already built a reputation as a motivational speakerOf this, there is not much debate: no one in sports has mastered the pregame speech like Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. And his gift for hyper intense gab - the way he builds to fur
    • Baltimore fans react to news of Lewis retiring

      Dave Rather and Ray Lewis go back a long way. In 1997, Rather bought Mother's Federal Hill Grille, a popular Federal Hill restaurant that draws packed crowds for Ravens games. He has had season tickets since the Ravens arrived in Baltimore in 1996.
    • Teammates and coaches, old and new, react emotionally to Ray Lewis’ retirement announcement

      Few players in NFL history have defined their franchises more than Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. He was the second player selected by the franchise after it moved from Cleveland following the 1995 season, and through a decade and a half of defe…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Bengals react to Ray Lewis' announcement

      With the announcement of Ray Lewis' retirement at the end of the season on Wednesday, there was a lot of reaction from Bengals players and coaches.
    • With a playoff game days away, was this the right time for Ray Lewis' announcement?

      There's little question that the Ray Lewis era has been all good for the Ravens and Baltimore sports fans.
    • NFL players tweet tributes to Ray Lewis

      Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is one of the most popular players in the NFL. He has been referred to as "the Godfather of the NFL" because he talks and texts with so many players. So, when Lewis announced that he will retire at the end of the se…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Bill Belichick on Ray Lewis

      New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a lot of admiration and respect for Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced that he is retiring after the postseason. The Patriots (12-4) are enjoying the bye week but Belichick took…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Deion Sanders isn’t convinced that Ray Lewis is really retiring

      Ray Lewis announced his retirement today, but one of Lewis’s friends and former teammates isn’t so sure that Lewis is really done. Deion Sanders came out of retirement in 2004 to play with Lewis and the Ravens, and Sanders now thinks Lewis may come ou
    • Ray Lewis: Greatest defensive player ever

      Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who announced that he will retire at the end of the season, will leave this game with a lot of titles. Twelve-time Pro Bowl player. Seven-time All-Pro. Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Super Bowl MVP. Here's anothe…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Ray Lewis' full statement to media on his retirement

      Ray Lewis' statement to the media today at the Under Armour Performance Center:
    • Will Ray Lewis news impact Colts?

      Linebacker Ray Lewis said he is retiring after the Baltimore Ravens' season ends. He has indicated he will play play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round after missing two months with a triceps injury. Is his revelation going to …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Ravens' Lewis to retire: 'This will be my last ride'

      Ravens' Lewis to retire: 'This will be my last ride'
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Ray Lewis' career as a Raven, year by year

      When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known is that Lewis would become arguably the greatest middle lineback…
    • Ray Lewis: “This will be my last ride”

      One of the greatest players in NFL history is preparing to hang it up after the playoffs. Ray Lewis, the Ravens linebacker and future Pro Football Hall of Famer, said today that he plans to retire following this season. The Ravens open the playoffs on S…
    • Ray Lewis retires -- Ravens linebacker among five best defensive players ever

      Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis won't be easily replaced by Baltimore or the NFL at large.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17

      This week, Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson looks back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next of opponent.Bengals 23, Ravens 17
  • CBS telecast came up short on story of fans' love for Ray Lewis

    It covered his 'last ride,' but missed too much of our send-offWith a TV event as emotional and epic as the last game in Baltimore for Ray Lewis, it would be a mistake to micro-critique the telecast of the game itself by CBS Sports.
  • PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael, Wild Card weekend picks

    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis‘ announcement that he would be retiring after the Ravens’ final game this season overshadowed even a busy day on the NFL coaching carousel on Wednesday and we’ll be talking about it on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live as
  • Clayton: Lewis is NFL's fifth-best defender

    While everyone knows my stance on where Ray Lewis ranks all-time among defensive players, ESPN's John Clayton has a different take on the Ravens middle linebacker. Clayton ranks Lewis No. 5 on his all-time list, just below Dick Butkus. Here is what Clay…
    Source: ESPN.com

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Fans praise Lewis' efforts on and off the field
Ray Lewis, Ravens defense rise to occasion
CBS telecast came up short on story of fans' love for Ray Lewis
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Ravens take down Colts in Lewis' home finale
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Lewis does last pregame dance in Baltimore
Ray Lewis says goodbye in usual dancing style
Finding a way to replace Ray Lewis' leadership skills when he r…
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Harbaugh pays tribute to retiring Ray Lewis, anticipates emotio…
John Harbaugh: Ray Lewis should be full speed
Harbaugh expects Lewis to be 'full speed'
Goodell lauds retiring Lewis as 'a special guy'
Roger Goodell says he'll continue to use Ray Lewis as a soundin…
On the field, Ray Lewis’s return may not mean much for Ravens
PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael, Wild Card weekend picks
Ray Lewis close to signing deal with ESPN, report says
What they're saying about Ray Lewis' retirement
Report: Ray Lewis close to deal with ESPN
Once The Ravens Season Is Over, Ray Lewis Will Be Bristol Bound
Ray Lewis may be close to a post-football TV deal
Report: Ray Lewis agrees to deal to join ESPN
Ray Lewis' retirement will save Ravens $4.35 million in salary-…
Brian Billick: Ray Lewis is the greatest leader I’ve ever seen
Ravens' Lewis set to join ESPN after retirement
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Will the next move by Ray Lewis be in front of a camera?
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Without Ray Lewis, Ravens have seen mixed results this season
Baltimore fans react to news of Lewis retiring
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Deion Sanders isn’t convinced that Ray Lewis is really retiring
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Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis confirms he will retire at the end …
Ray Lewis says he'll retire after Ravens season ends
Ray Lewis: “This will be my last ride”
Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in …