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Ray Lewis won't be on sideline or in locker room

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Ray Lewis won't be on sideline or in locker room

So much for the anticipated return of Ray Lewis to inspire a maligned Ravens defense for the second half of the season.

Cornerback Lardarius Webb has been in the locker room recently, on crutches, with his torn knee ligament.

Lewis, however, will be absent while he recovers from a torn triceps last month. Lewis is on the injured list, but he has been designated by the team as possibly being able to return. A new rule allows all NFL teams to tap one player from the injured list who can be re-activated in the event of a fast recovery.

The defense needs all the help it can get, especially Lewis' 17 years of savvy in the film room as new pieces are being shifted seemingly every week.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith has taken Webb's spot in the secondary. Dannell Ellerbe and Jameel McClain have shared Lewis' spot at middle linebacker. Now defensive end Pernell McPhee is out with a thigh injury, missing his first game Sunday when the Ravens won at the Cleveland Browns 25-15.

Players have spoken of being eager to see Lewis back at the facility in Owings Mills, Md., or on the sideline.

Won't happen, at least not anytime soon.

"He's doing well. He probably won't be in the building for a little while," coach John Harbaugh said Monday, after the Ravens improved to 6-2. "He's got a protocol he's following and I can tell you this, he's got the best doctors in the world. ... I fully trust Ray with his rehab now.

"I know he's doing everything he can to get back."

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

Kick off your Saturday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including an injury update on the Ravens' first-round pick. 

Player/Team Notes: 

1. 2019 first-round pick and WR Marquise Brown will miss OTAs as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery. Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the team expects Brown to be ready by the start of training camp. 

2. The Ravens confirmed the signings of OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Shane Ray, and WR Michael Floyd Friday. Baltimore also announced it had waived QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris.

3. Free agent LB Jon Bostic worked out for the Ravens Friday, per Zrebiec. Bostic was cut by the Steelers in April. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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