go to MSN.com
Found January 02, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
PLAYERS: Ray Lewis
TEAMS: Baltimore Ravens

Via NFL Trade Rumors:

Ravens LB Ray Lewis told the team on Wednesday that “this will be my last ride“ in the NFL, via the Ravens twitter account.

“I’ve ran my course. It’s time for me to go create a different legacy,” Lewis said.

Lewis, 37, has been sidelined by a triceps injury that he suffered earlier in the year, but he’s ready to return for their playoff game this weekend against the Bengals.

Lewis has clearly lost a step and opposing teams seem to have singled him out as a weak spot in the Ravens’ defense. Still, very few players have put together as incredible of a career as Lewis has with the Ravens. Lewis was voted to 13 Pro Bowls, won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice, and even was Super Bowl XXXV Most Valuable Player.

Lewis will probably find work in television at some point in the near future.

More from NFL Trade Rumors:
8 Comments:
  • he'll be back.
  • Maybe he can be like oj. Lewis might find that white suit.
  • please don't go
  • Actually saw that coming. That's why he's been pushing his rehab to get back for the playoffs.
  • GOOD RIDDENCE!!This over-rated linebacker thought to be the best linebacker ever could"nt shine MR.DICK BUTKIS shoes on his worst days.Why does the media always glorifies losers all the time?Players like Irvin,Taylor,druggies,etc,and now this Lewis,thug.All he can do is put on his stupid war dance that resembles a crane dancing during mating season.I am so glad he is finally getting his ugly mug offf TV.
  • Somebody is definitely a Steelers fan. They might have a chance against the Ravens now.
  • YaY!!! That's Awesome.... He's So ANNOYING!!!
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Ray Lewis will reportedly join ESPN once he retires after the playoffs

Ray Lewis surprised teammates and fans on Wednesday when he announced in a team meeting that he will retire after the Ravens’ playoff run. Lewis told teammates, that “this will be my last ride” and later told reporters that “it’s time for me to create a new legacy.” Well apparently, part of creating that new legacy involves working as a NFL analyst at ESPN. According...

Report: Ravens' Lewis set to join ESPN

Soon-to-be-retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will shift to the ESPN broadcast booth next season, according to a SI.com report. Citing multiple sources, SI.com said Lewis is close to signing a multiyear contract with the sports network. He would have a large role on the Monday Night Countdown program, and would be featured on multiple platforms, including ESPN Radio...

Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis Says He Plans to Retire Following Season

The Baltimore Ravens will host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon in a wild card round matchup. It may be the last time we ever see Ray Lewis on a football field, as a player at least. The Ravens linebacker announced Wednesday that he plans to retire following this season, marking the end of a 17-year NFL career. Ray Lewis told the team today "this will be my last ride...

Peers pause to appreciate Ray Lewis

Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis announced his retirement after this season Wednesday, sending stars past and present into retrospective appreciation. Lewis, 37, is a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. He's coming off a torn right triceps suffered against the Dallas Cowboys that forced him to miss the past 10...

Ray Lewis retiring from football after Ravens postseason

Ballertainment Linebacker Ray Lewis announces retirement Ray Lewis retiring from football has got to be one of the most bittersweet moments in sports that I can recall in a long time. How do you say goodbye to someone you have watched leave their heart and soul on the field for 17 years? 17 YEARS??? At middle linebacker? Incredible. Lewis was drafted 26th overall in 1996 by the...

Lewis announces this is his 'last ride'

Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis created a buzz around the NHL by announcing he will retire when the Ravens' postseason run is done this year. The two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player informed teammates, then the media of his decision Wednesday. "I talked to my team today. I talked to them about life in general...

Ray Lewis to join ESPN

It was the next logical move. Ray Lewis is joining ESPN. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker announced his impending retirement from football on Wednesday. “This is my last ride” Lewis told teammates. The news of Lewis joining ESPN as part of its football package was first broken by SI.com who said that Lewis is expected to have a significant role on “Monday Night Countdown”...

Ray Lewis To Retire After Season

Ray Lewis has announced that he will retire after this season. The Baltimore Ravens will be playing the Indianapolis Colts this weekend in the wild card round of the playoffs. According to the Associated Press Lewis made the announcement to his teammates today. “This will be my last ride. Everything I’ve done is to make another run at the Lombardi,” Ray Lewis said today. ...

Ravens LB Ray Lewis to retire after the playoffs

Tweet Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has informed media that he will be retiring after the ravens’ playoff run this season: Ray Lewis will retire at the end of the #Ravens playoff run. — Jason Butt (@JasonButtCBS) January 2, 2013 Lewis is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and will be regarded as one of the [...]

Ravens Rumors: Ray Lewis Not Retiring?

While Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced his retirement yesterday, there is at least one person who believes the decision could be short-lived. Deion Sanders told Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network that he doesn’t believe Lewis’ announcement but instead thinks the veteran linebacker may come out of retirement if he returns to full health this offseason. Deion...

Players react to Ray Lewis’ retirement

When Ray Lewis decided to retire, social media as predicted was ablaze with various messages and thoughts from various players that are both in and out of the game.  Please Click Here To Read This Story

BREAKING: Ray Lewis planning to retire after this season

Ray Lewis is reportedly retiring at the end of the 2012 season. (Credit: AP Photo/Nick Wass) It seems that the legendary defense of the Baltimore Ravens could be on its last legs. Star linebacker Ray Lewis has been the epitome of the Ravens franchise and was with the team when they won the Super Bowl following the 2000 season. A report by ESPN.com’s John Clayton released Wednesday...

Sports Media Weekly No. 132- Anita Marks, NBC Sports Radio

Welcome to a new year of Sports Media Weekly programs. Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I begin the show discussing a report by Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be joining ESPN as an NFL analyst once he retires at the end Baltimore’s playoff run. We spend some time looking

Ray Lewis last game in Baltimore Sunday

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that after 17 seasons in the NFL he will retire after the conclusion of the playoffs. "It is time for me to create a new legacy." "I talked to my team today," Lewis said Wednesday. "I talked to them about life in general. And everything that starts has an end. For me, today, I told my team that this...

Tom Brady: 'I always enjoy beating the Ravens'

Since Ray Lewis announced his pending retirement yesterday, the Ravens have been all over the news. Bill Belichick hurled praise at the 17-year linebacker yesterday and today was Tom Brady's turn.CSNNE:"He was -- he still is an incredible player and a competitor," said the Patriots' quarterback before Thursday's practice. "Like I said, I know so many people...
Ravens News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tedy Bruschi: Goodell has to go

At some point the backlash directed at commissioner Roger Goodell may be too much and he’ll have to go the way of Tricky Dick Nixon. This is to say, NFL’s head honcho might be in the earliest stages of having to call it quits. Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who is among the most popular retired players around the league, indicated on ESPN that it’s time...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago

Tom Coughlin hoping music can inspire Giants

There was something different in the air during the New York Giants stretching routine at their training facility outside MetLife Stadium before practice Friday, reported the N.Y. Post.And no, it wasn't the stench of 0-2 team's desperation to salvage a season before it reeks worse than a Meadowlands landfill.It was the sound of music.While some players bopped to the tunes...
Via The Other Paper
6 hours ago

Roman Reigns undergoes emergency hernia surgery

WWE.COM is reporting that Roman Reigns will be undergoing emergency surgery today, just over 24 hours before the Night of Champions (2014) pay-per-view. Not much is known at this time. He was rushed a Nashville, Tennessee hospital for surgery on an incarcerated hernia. He had been in the area to promote WWE’s Night of Champions event, but now, it looks like he might not even make...
Via Between The Ropes
4 hours ago

Winston now suspended for entire Clemson game

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has now been suspended for their game against the Clemson Tigers on Saturday. As you already know, Winston was originally suspended for the first half after he made inappropriate comments on campus earlier this week. According to an email by Interim Florida State President Garnett S. Stokes late Friday night, the school has now suspended Winston...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago

Report: Ravens engaged in massive cover-up in Rice case

ESPN’s Outside the Lines dropped a major bomb on the Baltimore Ravens regarding their handling of the Ray Rice situation, saying that the team engaged in a massive cover-up to lessen their star running back and franchise icon’s punishment. According to ESPN’s story, the Ravens knew exactly what was on the elevator video hours after […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago

Rex Chapman arrested for stealing $14K in Apple products

Former Phoenix Suns sharpshooter Rex Chapman was arrested in Scottsdale on Friday after a months-long shoplifting spree at a local Apple Store that netted him approximately $14,000 in stolen goods. Chapman’s not-so-inconspicuous trick involved checking out merchandise via an iPhone self-checkout app, but not actually going through with the transaction. After leaving, Chapman would...
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 hours ago

Kevin Durant gets game ball from Redskins owner

It’s hardly surprising that Kevin Durant is a pretty passionate fan of D.C. sports. He hails from nearby Rockville, Md., and often professes his love for the pro sports teams he grew up watching. Durant was in attendance last Sunday for the Washington Redskins’ 41-10 drubbing of the awful Jacksonville Jaguars. Clad in a RG3 […] The post Dan Snyder sends Kevin Durant game ball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago

WATCH: Goodell stumbles on domestic violence question

Roger Goodell read a prepared statement during his press conference on Friday and then answered questions using lines given to him by PR people/crisis management firms. The result was a boring, insincere press conference where many of the exact same lines and phrases were repeated. However, there was one point where Goodell got thrown off […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago

NFL scout: Winston is a 'fraud'

Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston was the butt of the joke on many of the best College GameDay signs during the opening weekend of the 2014 college football season for shoplifting crab legs. Despite solid on-field play through the Seminoles’ first two games, Winston is facing an increasing amount of criticism for his off-the-field issues after getting suspended for...
Via Gridiron Grit
22 hours ago

Dion Jordan suspended again

Miami Dolphins pass rusher Dion Jordan saw his suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy lifted today when the NFL and NFLPA finalized a new drug policy. Shortly after Jordon’s suspension was lifted, he was suspended another four games for a second violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Jordan had this to say about his latest violation in a statement...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.