An already banged-up
The Ravens had until 4 p.m. today to take Lewis off of injured reserve with a designation to return, but they made the decision not to activate him, meaning that the 37-year-old won't be eligible to play Sunday against
Lewis hasn’t played since he tore his right triceps in the Ravens’ 31-29 victory over the
Initially feared to be out for the season, Lewis returned to practice Dec. 5. He was not on the field for the portion of practice open to the media this past Wednesday, but he did practice the past two days on a limited basis. Per league rules, Lewis, who has not spoken to reporters since the Week 6 injury, is able to practice for 21 days before the Ravens either have to activate him or revert him back to injured reserve.
His absence Sunday further exposes an already depleted linebacker group. Inside linebacker
That could force second-year linebacker
If Ellerbe and safety
"Will we have enough healthy guys to get to 46? That's a consideration," Harbaugh said. "What you are talking about will come down to one or two guys at the end that we will have to make a decision [on]."