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Webb, Heap, J.Johnson, J.McClain active for Sunday

In another encouraging sign, Lardarius Webb has not been deactivated for the Ravens' game against the AFC North reigning champion Cincinnati Bengals Sunday.

The cornerback, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Dec. 20, was inactive in the season opener against the New York Jets Monday night, but he was removed from the team's injury report Wednesday. If Webb does start, it would be his first since that game against the Chicago Bears in December.

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Another good sign is that tight end Todd Heap (strained right shoulder), outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (back) and inside linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) are active.

Also, for the second consecutive game, Marshal Yanda is expected to start at right tackle and Chris Chester at right guard.

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A somewhat surprising development is the team's decision to deactivate Terrence Cody, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on Aug. 31 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Cody, one of the team's two second-round picks in April who sat out the season opener, had said he was confident that he would be available against the Bengals.

In addition to Cody, the Ravens also deactivated defensive tackles Lamar Divens and rookie Arthur Jones, offensive tackle Jared Gaither (thoracic disk in back), wide receiver Donte' Stallworth (broken left foot), defensive end Paul Kruger (left shoulder), linebacker Jason Phillips and rookie cornerback Prince Miller.

The Bengals scratched a pair of starters in linebacker Keith Rivers (foot) and fullback Brian Leonard (foot). Defensive ends Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) and Carlos Dunlap, cornerback Brandon Ghee (head), center Reggie Stephens and wide receiver Jerome Simpson. Dan LeFevour is the third (emergency) quarterback.

Brandon Johnson will start for Rivers, while Daniel Coats will replace Leonard.

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