Bernard Pollard, Ray Lewis officially active for Ravens

Not that anything else was expected, but linebacker Ray Lewis is officially active for his final game at M&T Bank Stadium.

Lewis, who announced Wednesday that he will retire after this year’s playoffs, returns to action for the first time since Oct. 14, when he tore his right triceps - an injury which required surgery.

By virtue of the Texans’ win over the Bengals on Saturday, it is now assured that today will mark Lewis’ last home game in the NFL even if the Ravens advance past today’s wild card contest.

Safety Bernard Pollard and wideout Tandon Doss are also back for Baltimore. Pollard missed the last three games of the regular season with a chest injury while Doss sat out the last two contests.

The Ravens’ seven inactives are safety Omar Brown, defensive tackle Bryan Hall, linebacker Adrian Hamilton, offensive lineman Ramon Harewood, cornerback Chris Johnson, guard Jah Reid and wideout Deonte Thompson.

Inactive for the Colts: wideout Nathan Palmer, cornerback Teddy Williams, safety Delano Howell, running back Delone Carter, defensive tackle Kellen Heard, guard Joe Reitz and tackle Tony Hills.

Jeff Linkenbach will start at left guard in place of Reitz. Pat Angerer is set to start at middle linebacker instead of Kavell Conner, who is active for Indianapolis.