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Zbikowski ruled out, Heap questionable for Sunday

As expected, free safety Tom Zbikowski will not play for the Ravens when they play host to the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.

Zbikowski, who bruised his heel in the team's 23-20 overtime loss to the New England Patriots last Sunday, sat out his third consecutive practice, and coach John Harbaugh had said that it was unlikely that Zbikowski would play.

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Zbikowski's absence could pave the way for six-time Pro Bowler Ed Reed to get activated off the physically-unable-to-perform list after undergoing hip surgery in the offseason. If Reed is unable to play, Haruki Nakamura or Ken Hamlin could start alongside Dawan Landry.

Chris Carr will likely be the primary punt returner for Zbikowski.

Tight end Todd Heap (neck) and rookie wide receiver David Reed (thigh) are listed as questionable for Sunday. After missing Wednesday's session and being limited Thursday, Heap was upgraded to full participation Friday.

Reed was added to the injury report after not practicing Friday.

In addition to Heap, offensive tackle Tony Moll (eye) returned to practice after sitting out Thursday's session, and wide receiver Marcus Smith (back) was upgraded to full participation after being limited Wednesday and Thursday.

Moll and Smith join a large contingent of players – linebackers Jarret Johnson (back) and Edgar Jones (thigh), wide receiver Derrick Mason (ankle/finger), running back Ray Rice (ankle), safety Haruki Nakamura (back), cornerback Josh Wilson (hamstring) and defensive end Paul Kruger (sprained medial collateral ligament in left knee) – who practiced fully Friday and are probable against Buffalo.

The Bills ruled out a pair of starters in cornerback Terrence McGee (back) and right offensive tackle Cornell Green (knee) after they did not practice for the third consecutive day. Another starter in nose tackle Kyle Williams (ankle) also missed practice for the second straight day, and he is listed as questionable.

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