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And there is his recovery from what was originally thought to be a season-ending injury.

“When I tore my tricep, the doctor looked at me after I went in the office and she told me that I was out for the year. And I said, ‘Doc, are you sure?’ I said, ‘Nah.’ I said, ‘Doc, there’s no way I’m going to be out for the year with just a torn tricep,’ ” Lewis said with a laugh Tuesday. “I said, ‘I’ve been through way worse.’ She was like, ‘Ray, nobody’s never come back from this.’ I said, ‘Well, nobody’s ever been Ray Lewis, either.’ “