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Lewis confirms he'll be back in 2011

Ray Lewis made it clear Wednesday that he will continue to man the middle of the Ravens' defense next season.

Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun reported that there were "a lot of rumors swirling" about the Ravens offering the 35-year-old linebacker a financial package to retire.

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"I heard that they gave me a front office job. Come on," Lewis said on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday.

Lewis finished sixth in the NFL this season with 139 tackles. According to the Ravens, he missed only five snaps on defense.

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A day after the Ravens' playoff loss at Pittsburgh, Lewis scoffed at questions on whether he would consider retiring. He continued that stance on Wednesday, saying he would "absolutely" return.

"No ifs ands or buts about it," Lewis said. "Unfinished business."

Lewis, though, did talk about his life after football. He could follow the path of former college teammate Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but let's hope Lewis skips the "Tooth Fairy" phase.

"Yes, I'm going into [movies]," Lewis said. "I think I'm very versatile. I can definitely go into action [movies], but action is probably the easiest one. [Maybe] drama, suspense. But I don't like nothing about horror and that mess. When you talk acting, that's kind of what I do."

Lewis also expressed an interest in acting in a romantic comedy with Salma Hayek.

"That would be awesome," Lewis said. "Can you imagine?"

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