Of the Ravens’ requisite seven scratches today, none appear to be due to injury.
Both of the team’s injured inside linebackers - Jameel McClain and Brendon Ayanbadejo - are active and will play today.
McClain suffered a sprained MCL in the regular season finale, while Ayanbadejo is dealing with a quad injury. As I wrote earlier, both guys tested it out pregame and looked sharp.
They’ll both go today.
The only surprise inactive for the Ravens is cornerback Chris Carr, who apparently is a healthy scratch. Carr started all 16 games for the Ravens last season, but being scratched today might be an indication of how far he’s dropped down the depth chart this season.
Here are the Ravens’ inactives: WR Tandon Doss, CB Chykie Brown, CB Chris Carr, RB Anthony Allen, LB Josh Bynes, G/C Justin Boren, OLB Sergio Kindle.
As expected, Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson and tight end Owen Daniels - both of whom are battling injuries - will suit up this afternoon.
Here are the Texans’ inactives: QB Jeff Garcia, WR Jeff Maehl, CB Brandon Harris, FS Troy Nolan, G Thomas Austin, T Andrew Gardner, TE Garrett Graham.