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Sunday December 16th, 2012

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be held out for this week's game against the Broncos. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be held out for this week's game against the Broncos. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis won't play in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, the team announced Saturday.

Lewis was not moved to the active roster by the mandatory time of 4 p.m. Eastern Saturday. Lewis was placed on the injured reserve-designated to return list in Week 7.  Lewis tore his right triceps on Oct. 14 in the Ravens win against the Dallas Cowboys and was targeting the Denver game as a possible return date.

"He's Ray Lewis. Everybody knows how much it means," said Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain, who also won't play Sunday because of a neck injury. "Whether it adds up to something in the long run, we don't know that yet. Only Ray knows that. But having him here is definitely a plus for all of us."
Lewis, the 17-year veteran, has practiced for the last two weeks although on a limited basis.

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