Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/3/13
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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 games, but has been activated for the injured reserve-designated to return list and is preparing to play in Sunday's AFC wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. "It will definitely be a blow to the league to lose another guy like Ray Lewis," Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said. "He definitely inspired me, just the passion and how he's dedicated to his craft to be the best. That's definitely what makes him the best linebacker to ever play the game. He will never be forgotten. He will be missed always." "Tremendous player, tremendous career," New England Patriots coach Bill Bel...
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