Harbaugh stays quiet on Ray Lewis’ status

The Baltimore Sun

Ravens coach John Harbaugh declined to tip his hand on whether injured middle linebacker Ray Lewis will return for Sunday’s opening-round playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, adamant that he won’t be giving out any information he regards as tactical.

Lewis has been activated from the injured reserve-designated to return list after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right triceps and is expected to attempt to play in the postseason. The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year missed the final 10 games of the regular season, sideline dever since getting hurt Oct. 14 against the Dallas Cowboys.

“It will take me activating him on Sunday, that’s what it will take,” Harbaugh said when asked what Lewis needed to do to get back on the field. “It will take me not putting his name not on a piece of paper for the de-actives, and you will found out an hour-and-a-half before the game whether or not that takes place.

“It’s all going to be a game-time decision as far as anybody knows. This is the playoffs, and we’re not talking about injuries. We’re not talking about activations. We really don’t care what you or anybody else thinks about that, and we’re getting ready to play a football game.”


When a reporter asked Harbaugh if he thinks there’s any strategic advantage gained by not revealing information, Harbaugh replied: “I don’t think it really matters. That’s what we’re doing.”

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