Bisciotti: Ray Lewis likely to get statue of his likeness outside stadium down the road

There's a strong likelihood that retiring Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis will have a statue of his likeness outside of M&T Bank Stadium one day, according to owner Steve Bisciotti.

"Yes, we have to work that out," Bisciotti said. "Yes, I think he set himself apart in Baltimore sports history and we will certainly look into it. I would not be surprised if there is one there in the next year or two."

Lewis is expected to join ESPN as a studio analyst going forward, but nothing has been officially announced.

One thing he won't be doing is joining the coaching staff now that his playing days are coming to a close after 17 years, two NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards and two Super Bowl trophies.

“He has not expressed an interest in coaching,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “I have asked him and he’s not interested. Ray is iconic. He is going to be doing just so many amazing, powerful things and he’s excited about those things.

“All of the guys that have played here come back often, and they talk to players and they’re always welcome, of course Ray would be no less. We have talked about it and he knows he’s always welcome.”

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