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Vikings LBs, players effusive over Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis' retirement news and appreciation spanned to Minnesota's group of linebackers, all of whom admired him and some that have a personal connection. From Florida to Baltimore to Minnesota and beyond, Lewis, who announced his retirement Wednesday, made an impact with his play and his attitude.

The NFL loses legends every year as future Hall of Famers retire from the game. When Brett Favre retired (for good), it was almost like a funeral atmosphere surrounding it. Favre hadn't died, but a generation of football fans had grown up marveling at what he had been able to accomplish. Another living legend of the NFL announced his retirement Wednesday, as Ray Lewis of the Baltimore... Recommended Stories

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