Ray Lewis to retire after season

Updated: January 2, 2013, 8:59 PM ET
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of this season, closing one of the greatest careers in NFL history. 

Lewis said, "It is time for me to create a new legacy" after 17 NFL seasons.

He intends to play for the first time since tearing his triceps two months ago when the Ravens host the Colts in Sunday's wild-card game, saying: "There is no reason for me to not play," according ...

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