We all knew that offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden (hyperextended toe and sprained foot) and defensive end Trevor Pryce (broken wrist) wouldn't be suiting up for today's game against the Arizona Cardinals, but there was still some hope that cornerback Samari Rolle would be able to play despite an undisclosed illness.
That hope has been extinguished. Rolle, who missed practice on both Thursday and Friday, has been officially deactivated. The absence of Rolle means that nickel back Corey Ivy will start for the first time in two seasons. Ivy and starting cornerback Chris McAlister will be asked to limit Cardinals receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin.
In addition to Rolle, Ogden and Pryce, the Ravens deactivated running backs Mike Anderson and Cory Ross, tight end Daniel Wilcox and kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd. On a side note, Pryce stood along the sidelines, soaking in the sun during warm-ups. His left wrist was in a cast.
The most prominent name among the Cardinals' list of inactives is second-round pick defensive tackle Alan Branch, who is nursing a broken hand.