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Paul Kruger out today for Ravens, Pernell McPhee active

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Ravens starting outside linebacker Paul Kruger has been scratched for today's game after his back didn't respond fast enough to treatment.

Kruger was listed as questionable and rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw is expected to make his first NFL start today against the Philadelphia Eagles after recording four tackles and splitting a sack with Pernell McPhee against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Kruger ran very stiffly during Friday's practice. All along, he was expected to be a game-time decision.

McPhee (knee) is active today after being questionable on the injury report. He's wearing a knee brace.

And outside linebacker Sergio Kindle is active after being a healthy scratch last week.

The Ravens also scratched wide receiver LaQuan Williams, offensive tackle Jah Reid (strained right calf), defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson, tight end Billy Bajema, defensive lineman Bryan Hall and cornerback Asa Jackson.

For the Eagles, wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (hip) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) are active and catching passes during warmups from quarterback Michael Vick.

The Eagles deactivated wide receiver Riley Cooper (collarbone), cornerback Curtis Marsh (hamstring), quarterback Trent Edwards, offensive lineman Dennis Kelly, running back Dion Lewis, defensive end Vinny Curry and offensive lineman Nate Menkin.

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