Ravens not tipping hand on Ray Lewis’ availability

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis remains on the injured reserve with a designation to return list and right now there’s no sign whether he’ll be activated for this week’s game against the Giants.

Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees wouldn’t mind having Lewis back.

“It’d be great to have him back,” Pees said, per the Baltimore Sun. “I said that a couple weeks ago when we first started kind of seeing him come back. I’d love to have him back. I think it’d be a great emotional lift. But more than that, we could use some bodies in there, too, at linebacker. We’ll just have to wait and see whatever they say is a go, but we’d love to have him back.”

Even if Lewis plays this week, I don’t expect him to make much of an impact, the Ravens defense has been bad all season, no matter who’s playing.