Ray Lewis to Be on Field for the Ravens in Week 16 and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVNovember 30, 2012

There appears to be an official date for Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' return to action. According to ESPN, who spoke with a Ravens team source, Lewis should be back on the field for their Week 16 contest against the Denver Broncos.

Lewis tore his triceps in October and had to have surgery to repair it. Though the injury was first thought to be season-ending, Lewis was placed on injured reserve with the to-return designation and appears to be nearly ready to participate in practice.


Baltimore Ravens

Just a season ago, special teams was one of the Baltimore Ravens' biggest liabilities. Now, as Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun reports, it's one of the best units in the league.

The Oakland Raiders may be on the verge of releasing linebacker Rolando McClain. If they do, Bleacher Report's Jonathan Reid believes the Ravens would be the perfect landing spot.


Cincinnati Bengals

It was an impressive practice for the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, with no players injured and everyone participating. However, it couldn't last—Joe Reedy and Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer report that wide receiver Mohamed Sanu injured his foot and his playing status is in doubt for Sunday.

Alex Peterman of Bleacher Report breaks down why the Bengals' remaining schedule is helpful for their playoff hopes.


Cleveland Browns

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the weather conditions for the Cleveland Browns game against the Oakland Raiders could result in a muddy, messy game and an unpredictable outcome.

Darin Pike of Bleacher Report has the full breakdown and game information for the Browns' meeting with the Raiders.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch's start against the Baltimore Ravens could be the last game of his career.

Chris G. of Bleacher Report plays "What If?" and wonders what could be different in Pittsburgh if the Steelers had drafted Ray Rice instead of Rashard Mendenhall.