LB Ray Lewis (shoulder) joined the Ravens at practice yesterday for the first time in three weeks but still was listed as questionable for Sunday's pivotal AFC North home game against the Steelers.

"I was just out there, didn't do nothing," Lewis snapped after the light workout, which was closed to reporters.

"We'll see how sore he is [today], but it probably will be a game-time decision," Coach Brian Billick said.

Lewis and the Ravens are concerned about him returning too soon after suffering a partial dislocation in the third quarter of an Oct. 6 road victory over the Browns and missing even more time. The Ravens are 1-1 without Lewis, who has 10 more tackles than any other Raven even though he has not played the last nine quarters.

Veteran free agent acquisition Bernardo Harris has replaced Lewis. He had an interception and 10 tackles during a 17-10 home victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

* FOSTER DONE: Panthers rookie RB DeShaun Foster is out for the season with a left knee injury and was placed on injured reserve yesterday.

Foster, the Panthers' second-round draft choice this year out of UCLA, tore cartilage in his left knee in a preseason game and has not played since.

"DeShaun is obviously a guy that we thought would bring a dimension to our offense that we were excited about," Coach John Fox said. "When you find out that you are not going to have that possibility for this season, it is disappointing."

* PLEA EXTENSION: Dolphins LB Derrick Rodgers was given an extension to decide on a plea offer on charges he kicked and punched his wife and attacked a man with her at a restaurant.

A new hearing is Nov. 15. If Rodgers doesn't accept the offer, he will go on trial Nov. 25.

Rodgers has pleaded not guilty to five charges. Under the offer, he would be sentenced to three years' probation.

-- From News Services and Staff Reports