By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
2:21 PM EDT, September 18, 2013
Ravens running back Ray Rice isn't practicing today due to a strained left hip flexor, as forecasted by coach John Harbaugh.
Rice could rest in practice this week and then be a game-time decision Sunday against the Houston Texans.
"I’m probably going to be the guy that says that he doesn’t need to practice," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "It would probably be the prerogative of the head coach, and we’ll just see how he feels going into the game.”
Defensive lineman Chris Canty (strained groin), inside linebacker Arthur Brown (strained left pectoral), cornerback Chykie Brown (right knee), wide receiver Jacoby Jones (sprained right medial collateral ligament) and center Ryan Jensen (foot surgery) also aren't practicing.
Magnetic resonance imaging exams were negative for Canty, Arthur Brown and Chykie Brown.
Meanwhile, wide receiver Deonte Thompson (sprained left foot) and defensive tackle Brandon Williams (right big toe) returned to practice on a limited basis. Both were in shorts, but performed individual drills.