Despite an encouraging week of practice and a desire to return, Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis won't play Sunday against the New York Giants.
Lewis, who hasn't played since Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys because of a torn right triceps, was not activated before Saturday's 4 p.m. deadline, making him ineligible to face the reigning Super Bowl champions. It will be the ninth straight game Lewis has missed.
However, Lewis, 37, whose right arm has atrophied after having surgery on Oct. 17, apparently hasn't done enough to convince the team's medical and coaching staff that he is ready to play. He is also not expected to return for next weekend's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, though team officials haven't ruled out the 13-time Pro Bowl selection's return for the playoffs.
Tim Tebow could play for Jacksonville next season
It's never too late to go home. Even for Tim Tebow.
The Jets' backup quarterback probably will end up in his hometown of Jacksonville in 2013, according to an ESPN report.
Citing league sources, senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen wrote on Saturday that it's a "virtual certainty" Tebow will land with the Jaguars — the only other team that expressed interest in him before Denver traded him to the Jets.