Ray Lewis to retire at season's end-- Wed Jan 2 6:50 pm --
Future hall of famer could play final game this Sunday
Ray Lewis spent 17 seasons instilling fear in his opponents while serving as an inspirational leader for the Baltimore Ravens. Now he's poised and eager to become a full-time dad. Lewis announced Wednesday he will end his brilliant NFL career after the Ravens complete their 2013 playoff run. Lewis has been sidelined since Oct. 14 with a torn right triceps. The 13-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker intends to return Sunday to face the Indianapolis Colts in what will almost certainly be his final home game. ''Everything that starts has an end,'' the 37-year-old Lewis said. ''For me, today, I told my team that this will be my last ride.'' (Yahoo Sports)
FF Today's Take:Lewis has had a storied career and his possible retirement should serve as further inspiration for a Ravens' team that dropped four of their final five games this season.