Ravens LB Lewis might play Sunday

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis might attempt to play Sunday against the New York Giants, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Lewis is trying to come back from a torn triceps that he sustained against the Dallas Cowboys Oct. 14. He practiced for the third straight week.

The Sun reported Friday that team sources said they expect Lewis to try to play but the final decision will be made by the Ravens' medical and coaching staff.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh, however, would only say that Lewis is "coming along."

The team toyed with bringing him back last week but decided to give him another week to heal. The Ravens have until 4 p.m. ET Saturday afternoon to add him to the 53-man roster for Sunday's game.

Baltimore can make room on the roster by placing linebacker Jameel McClain on injured reserve. McClain has already been declared out for the season with a neck injury. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is considered a game-time decision with an ankle injury.

Despite missing the past eight games with the injury, Lewis is fifth on the team with 57 tackles.

Defensive tackle Arthur Jones said getting Lewis and Ellerbe back "would be huge. These guys are playmakers and you get any of those guys back it would be a plus for our team and our defense."
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