4. How will the Ravens handle inside linebacker duties with Ray Lewis out?

Without inside linebacker <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008514" title="Ray Lewis" href="/topic/sports/football/ray-lewis-PESPT008514.topic">Ray Lewis</a> in the lineup, the Ravens are prepared to go with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT0012250" title="Josh Bynes" href="/topic/sports/football/josh-bynes-PESPT0012250.topic">Josh Bynes</a> at linebacker again opposite weakside inside linebacker <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000301" title="Brendon Ayanbadejo" href="/topic/sports/football/brendon-ayanbadejo-PESPT000301.topic">Brendon Ayanbadejo</a>.<br>
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There's a much greater possibility this week that inside linebacker <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT0012395" title="Dannell Ellerbe" href="/topic/sports/football/dannell-ellerbe-PESPT0012395.topic">Dannell Ellerbe</a> gets back on the field after missing the past three games with a sprained right ankle that has hobbled him since a win over the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000056" title="San Diego Chargers" href="/topic/sports/football/san-diego-chargers-ORSPT000056.topic">San Diego Chargers</a>.<br>
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Ellerbe is a standout as an inside blitzer and talented enough to run down backs in the open field.<br>
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He won't be close to 100 percent, but even a 75-percent Ellerbe is likely an upgrade to insert into the lineup.<br>
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If warm-ups go smoothly Sunday, unlike how they unfolded a week ago, and Ellerbe's mobility is even decent, the Ravens will likely put him on the field.

( McClatchy-Tribune / November 18, 2012 )

Without inside linebacker Ray Lewis in the lineup, the Ravens are prepared to go with Josh Bynes at linebacker again opposite weakside inside linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo.

There's a much greater possibility this week that inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe gets back on the field after missing the past three games with a sprained right ankle that has hobbled him since a win over the San Diego Chargers.

Ellerbe is a standout as an inside blitzer and talented enough to run down backs in the open field.

He won't be close to 100 percent, but even a 75-percent Ellerbe is likely an upgrade to insert into the lineup.

If warm-ups go smoothly Sunday, unlike how they unfolded a week ago, and Ellerbe's mobility is even decent, the Ravens will likely put him on the field.

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