NFL: Ray Lewis set to retire after playoffs

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The 17 year NFL veteran Ray Lewis is set to call it quits after the playoffs. Lewis has spent all of his career as a Baltimore Raven, and has tallied over 1,500 tackles. Lewis is most notable for being one the more popular players in league due to his unique pregame motivation tactics.  Combined with his ability to mentor young players, he certainly has stood out as one of the best leaders in football. Lewis has had a storied career, and definitely will be a Hall of Famer. The question is though, will he enter with one super bowl ring, or two?

To me, this is rather shocking news. I knew his time was coming to a end soon, but I didn’t think this would be his last season. The Baltimore Ravens are going to have some shoes to fill, and I’m even skeptical about how long Ed Reed has until he is gone too. Anyways, Lewis should find a job as analyst, and will always be connected to football. I don’t think he has anything left to prove, which could attribute to calling it quits. Or maybe the injury he sustained, and just the wear and tear his body has taken over the years. The life of an NFL player is tough, and Lewis certainly gave 110%, and left it all on the field.

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