OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the season with an arm injury, an enormous blow to an already depleted defense that has uncharacteristically struggled this year.
Lewis tore his right triceps during Sundays 31-29 victory over Dallas.
Lewis leads Baltimore in tackles and is the voice of experience in the huddle.
Ray in the locker room afterward, we didnt know (the extent of the injury) but he was worried about it, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. He said some things about his faith. He said some things that Ill never forget.
Over his 17-year career, Lewis, 37, has been invited to 13 Pro Bowls, was named Super Bowl MVP and is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year
Baltimore also lost cornerback Lardarius Webb for the year after he tore the ACL in his left knee Sunday.
Im disappointed for those guys, Harbaugh said. It doesnt matter how I or someone else feels about it. Its their thing. These are guys that put so much effort, heart and soul into what they do.
Browns rookie RB hurts ribs in win
Cleveland rookie running back Trent Richardson suffered a rib cartilage injury in Sundays win over Cincinnati.
The Browns (1-5) play at the Colts (2-3) on Sunday.
Around the league
The agent for Scott Fujita had no comment on a report the Cleveland linebacker has a possible career-ending neck injury. ESPNs Chris Mortensen reported that both the Browns and Fujita fear his playing days could be over. Agent Don Yee would not confirm the report.
Buffalo re-signed free-agent pass-rushing star Shawne Merriman two months after the team cut the three-time Pro Bowl selection. Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb injured his ribs while being sacked for the fifth time Sunday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt says X-rays were negative but an MRI was planned. Detroit running back Jahvid Best is not cleared to play after spending the first six weeks on the physically unable to perform list.
Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will start his third straight game when the Titans visit Buffalo on Sunday. Injured quarterback Jake Locker could return in a week. .. Jacksonville signed safety Chris Harris and waived cornerback Kevin Rutland.
The Bears signed tight end Brody Eldridge to a one-year contract and waived running back Kahlil Bell. Eldridge started 16 games over two seasons with the Colts.