While Lewis still performs at a high level, tying for 12th in the NFL with a team-high 120 tackles last season, he isn’t nearly as durable or as dominant as he used to be. It has been four seasons since Lewis went an entire year without missing a game.
Harbaugh said that he has yet to meet with Lewis in person, but has spoken to him on the telephone a few times.
Teams are allowed to designate two players who can wear the radio helmet, but can’t be on the field at the same time.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon ranked first with $309,534. The money doesn’t count against the salary cap.
Vice president of officiating Mike Pereira said that restoring mutual respect between players and officials will be a point of emphasis.
During a loss to New England last year, several Ravens angrily confronted head linesman Phil McKinnely, who was reprimanded for calling Samari Rolle "boy." Rolle, Chris McAlister and Derrick Mason were fined for verbally abusing game officials, and Bart Scott was fined $25,000 for tossing an official’s flag into the stands. Pereira showed a video of the incident during a rules presentation.
"Everybody would agree that both sides are at fault and we have to make a concerted effort to respect each other and work with each other and not get into these situations where it gets to be demeaning," Pereira said. "I agree both sides are at fault. We’ll spend more time in training camps and before games talking to players, get involved before it gets out of hand." …