It's still uncertain whether linebacker Ray Lewis will practice Thursday for the Ravens. Baltimore coach John Harbaugh described the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year as "day to day."
Harbaugh also called it a "non-story" because Lewis isn't close to playing. But Harbaugh is wrong. The fact that there's even a chance that Lewis could return to practice is a big story. Lewis had surgery on his torn triceps seven weeks ago.
“When he did it, all you guys said he was out for the season. But we’ve heard that before,” linebacker Terrell Suggs told reporters Wednesday, alluding to himself. “I guess they’ve got [something] in the water here in Maryland. It will be [add] good to finally get the General back, but whenever that is we’re going to continue to play football until he gets back.”
Lewis is currently on the injured reserve-designated to return list and is eligible to begin practicing Thursday. The earliest he can play in a game is Dec. 16 against Denver.
The AFC North blog will shift headquarters to the Ravens' facility Thursday to see if Lewis is out on the practice field. Stay tuned.