Wearing a gray sweatsuit and a beige baseball cap,
Lewis’ surprise visit — his first since sustaining what was believed to be a season-ending torn right triceps muscle during the Ravens’ Week Six victory over the
“It's great to see the leader, the general of your army, out there,” said Ravens linebacker
Lewis, 37, was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return on Oct. 17, the same day he underwent surgery to repair the tear. The 13-time
"It's truly great to be back with my teammates. I've really missed these guys and the feel of being around the team and in the locker room," said Lewis, who led the team with 57 tackles at the time of his injury. "I am focused on rehabbing and getting my arm and body as strong as they can be. I will speak in person when I know a little more about my progress. I'm working hard and looking forward to coming back and helping this team. But right now, the focus should be on the guys playing, and I'll be the biggest cheerleader I can be for them."
When Lewis arrived to the practice field, he had a long conversation with second-year cornerback
"All of a sudden I looked back and there was Ray Lewis. It's good to have him back around," said Harbaugh, who declined to update Lewis' status. "That's his thing. There's no way for us to know or not about how far along he is, about how he's doing. We'll just have to see how it goes here in all honesty and see how he does."
The Ravens (6-2) closed their final full practice before Sunday’s game against the
“Obviously, we understand that he was away doing his thing, getting surgery and things like that. But it’s good to have him around,” said right guard
Meanwhile, the Ravens had nearly everyone at practice Friday participating in some capacity. The lone exception is defensive end