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Ravens' Ma'ake Kemoeatu on the mend

Starting nose guard returns to practice

By Aaron Wilson

The Baltimore Sun

2:54 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

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Sidelined in the Ravens' 43-13 loss to the Houston Texans due to a sprained right knee, starting nose guard Ma'ake Kemeoatu declared himself ready for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Without Kemoeatu in the lineup and Terrence Cody starting in his place, the Ravens' run defense continued to falter.

Over the past three games, they've allowed 622 rushing yards with 214 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs, a franchise record 227 yards against the Dallas Cowboys and 181 rushing yards against the Texans.

Kemoeatu said the bye week provided a major boost to his health.

"Yeah, you're always going to have little things here and there, but you feel good after taking some time off," Kemoeatu said. "Yeah, I'll be ready, man."

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