Ravens' Pryce will return next season

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The good news keeps coming for the Baltimore Ravens.

Defensive end Trevor Pryce, a 12-year veteran, said he is definitely returning for a 13th season with Baltimore (11-5) regardless of the outcome of Sunday's wild-card game against the Miami Dolphins (11-5).

"It never crossed my mind," Pryce said this week. "Believe me, when I'm ready to retire, you will know."

Pryce has been an important player this season for Baltimore's second-ranked defense. He recorded 27 tackles and is third on the team with 4.5 sacks.

The 33-year old spent his first nine years with the Denver Broncos before signing with the Ravens as a free agent in 2006. He's totaled 19.5 sacks since joining Baltimore.

"Playing here for [defensive coordinator] Rex [Ryan] has been a real blessing," Pryce said. "They've added years to my career. It's just what they thought of me as a player. I kind of lost my confidence in my last year or so in Denver. But [the Ravens] re-instilled that and I enjoy coming to work every day."

Pryce says his body feels great at this stage of his career. He is signed with Baltimore through the 2010 season, but he wouldn't speculate beyond next year.

"I have to look 365 days at a time," Pryce said.