Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will not be activated to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN.
Lewis, who has been recovering from a torn right triceps since October, returned to practice last week. He did not play last Sunday's game, either.
His teammates certainly want him back on the field.
"He's Ray Lewis. Everybody knows how much it means," linebacker Jameel McClain said. "Whether it adds up to something in the long run, we don't know that yet. Only Ray knows that. But having him here is definitely a plus for all of us."
The Ravens have until 4 p.m. ET Saturday to make a final decision on Lewis' playing status. ESPN reported that the Ravens will not activate him, however, because they want to give him another week to heal.
Lewis, 37, is a 13-time Pro Bowler in his 17-year career and is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year and Super Bowl MVP.