Ray Lewis 'probable' to play vs. Bengals

Ray Lewis 'probable' to play vs. Bengals
December 28, 2012, 2:30 pm
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Ray Lewis is now being upgraded to probable for Sunday's regular-season finale. 

Seriously? Or is this pure gamesmanship from Ravens coach John Harbaugh going to play a division rival in the Cincinnati Bengals?

After the Ravens (10-5) clinched the AFC North with a 33-14 win vs. the New York Giants, Harbaugh sounded certain about Lewis. 

He hasn't played since Oct. 14 and had surgery several days later to re-attach the tendon and muscle which has visible atrophy.

In fact, Harbaugh wouldn't even say for certain that the 17th-year linebacker would suit up for the postseason even though he is eligible since coming off the injured list this week.

The Ravens will be either a No. 3 or 4 seed and will open the playoffs in a wild-card game on Jan. 5 or 6 vs. the Bengals or Indianapolis Colts.

Also listed as probable: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), WR Jacoby Jones (ankle), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), TE Dennis Pitta (knee), S Bernard Pollard (ribs), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), LB Terrell Suggs (biceps).

DT Haloti Ngata (knee) and G Marshal Yanda (shoulder/knee) didn't practice this week.

They are among seven listed as questionable: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Albert McClellan (thigh/shoulder), WR Tandon Doss (ankle), FB Vonta Leach (ankle) and DE Arthur Jones (thigh).