Although coach John Harbaugh had held out hope that Todd Heap could be available Monday night against the Houston Texans, the Ravens ruled out the starting tight end, according to the team’s final injury report of the week.
Heap sat out all three days of practice this week after pulling his right hamstring on the first play of the Ravens' 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night. Rookie Ed Dickson is expected to make his first career start in Heap's place.
Cornerback Fabian Washington did not practice for the second consecutive day due to a thigh injury. But he is questionable for Monday night.
Two-time Pro Bowl fullback Le'Ron McClain (sprained left ankle) fully participated all three days and is probable. Cornerback Lardarius Webb (thigh) practiced after being limited on Friday, and he is probable. And free safety Tom Zbikowski (foot) fully participated and is probable.For Houston, two starters in wide receiver Andre Johnson (high right ankle sprain) and defensive end Mario Williams (sports hernia) were limited for the second consecutive day. But both players are listed as probable.
Outside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) was downgraded to limited participation after fully practicing on Thursday and Friday, but he is probable.
Four other starters – quarterback Matt Schaub (knee), right tackle Eric Winston (shoulder), right guard Mike Brisiel (shoulder), and cornerback Glover Quin (hand) – fully participated for the third consecutive day and are listed as probable.
Tight ends Owen Daniels (hamstring) and Joel Dreessen (ribs) also practiced for the third straight day and are also probable.
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