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The linebacker is done after the playoffs.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis won't flip-flop on his decision to retire after this postseason, according to J. Michael of CSN Baltimore.
Lewis said Wednesday his last game will be either this Sunday's AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots or the Super Bowl on Feb. 3:
"I never slowed down to really think about, ‘Oh, will you come back?' Nah, I can't come back," Lewis said. "My kids are calling for Daddy. It's a great reward to see the sacrifice my babies have made for me, and it's time that I sacrifice for them."
Lewis, 37, played in just six games during the regular season before injuring his triceps. The injury was thought to derail his season, but he returned for the Wild Card round to lead the Ravens against the Indianapolis Colts.
With a brace on his right arm, Lewis has put the defense on his back. Against the Colts, Lewis racked up a game-high 13 tackles. Last week against the Denver Broncos in the divisional round, Lewis had a game-high 17 tackles, including one for loss.
Lewis has played 17 NFL seasons, all with the Baltimore Ravens. He's a 13-time Pro Bowler and a seven-time First-Team All-Pro.