With free safety Ed Reed and linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo expected to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the Ravens elected to deactivate safeties Tom Zbikowski and Ken Hamlin.
Zbikowski had been ruled out because he had not practiced after bruising his heel in the team's 23-20 overtime loss to the New England Patriots a week ago. Hamlin was not dealing with an injury, but with Reed expected to join Dawan Landry as the starting safeties and Haruki Nakamura backing up that duo, the Ravens did not need Hamlin.
The Ravens scratched rookie wide receiver David Reed, who was questionable after injuring his thigh and not practicing Friday. That means that Josh Wilson will likely be the primary kick returner although Jalen Parmele could take a few reps there as well.
The team deactivated defensive tackles Lamar Divens and rookie Arthur Jones, wide receiver Donte' Stallworth (broken bone in left foot), linebacker Tavares Gooden (dislocated left shoulder) and offensive tackle Scott Kooistra.
Buffalo will play without linebacker Aaron Maybin. The Ellicott City native and Mount Hebron graduate was the 11th overall pick in last year's draft, but he has yet to register a sack in 19 career games.
The Bills also scratched offensive tackles Cornell Green (knee) and Ed Wang, defensive ends Alex Carrington and John McCargo, cornerback Terrence McGee (back) and linebacker Keith Ellison. Levi Brown will be the third (emergency) quarterback.
Leodis McKelven will start for McGee, and Cordaro Howard will fill in for Green at right tackle.
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