OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens had to play most of the regular season without Ray Lewis, and they'll have to get along without him next season.
The 13-time Pro Bowl linebacker will end his brilliant 17-year NFL career after the Ravens complete their 2013 playoff run. He has been sidelined since Oct. 14 with a torn right triceps and intends to return Sunday to face the Indianapolis Colts in what will almost certainly be his final home game.
The 37-year-old Lewis will walk away from the game because he wants to spend more time with his two sons
Lewis was the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2000, when Baltimore won the Super Bowl title, and in 2003.