It was just a question of "when" and not "if."
The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday that they will honor recently retired linebacker Ray Lewis in a Ring of Honor ceremony during during Week 3 on Sept. 22.
In the house that day will be the Houston Texans and their new safety, Ed Reed—after he retires, probably the next guy to enter the Ravens' Ring of Honor.
In February, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said there will eventually be a statue of Lewis up somewhere around M&T Bank Stadium.
After a 17-year career, Lewis joins former Ravens owner Art Modell and former players Jamal Lewis (2012), kicker Matt Stover (2011), tackle Jonathan Ogden (2008), outside linebacker Peter Boulware (2006), defensive end Michael McCrary (2004), and running back Ernest Byner (2001), in the team's Ring of Honor.
Eight former Baltimore Colts are also in the Ring of Honor: Johnny Unitas, receiver Raymond Berry, running back Lenny Moore, defensive tackle Art Donovan, defensive end Gino Marchetti, tight end John Mackey, offensive tacker Jim Parker, and linebacker Ted Hendricks.