Injury roundup: Ray Rice to play for Baltimore Ravens


Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice last weekend missed his first game since 2008. His absence from the field won't last long.

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported that Rice will play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills after injuring his hip in a Week 2 win over the Cleveland Browns, according to a team source. The team later confirmed that Rice would be active.

He practiced all week to test how the hip would respond. "It's going to be a pain tolerance thing for him out there today," Breer said on NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning."

The rest of Sunday's injury news:

» Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor (concussion) had been cleared to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins until symptoms from his concussion resurfaced on Saturday night, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Matt Flynn is expected to start for the Raiders.

» Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola have been ruled out for the New England Patriots matchup with the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night. Rapoport reported that the Patriots believe Gronk's inner circle, specifically his father, is keeping the tight end off the field.

» Rapoport reported that Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson will shrug off his battered shin and play against the Seattle Seahawks at home on Sunday.

» Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson is expected to be on the field when rookie quarterback Mike Glennon makes his first NFL start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Rapoport was told Jackson is in line to play despite the two injured ribs he suffered in a Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots. Jackson's setback is seen as a five-week injury, but he plans to play through it, possibly with the help of a pain-killing injection. Next week's bye will help.

» Not an injury, but the Bucs have made Josh Freeman inactive against the Cardinals, per Rapoport. A team source told Rapoport the decision was cemented after the team's former starting quarterback missed more than one team meeting this week.

» A source told NFL Media's Stacey Dales that Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will play in Sunday's NFC North battle against the Detroit Lions. Peanut suffered a groin injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 but feels well enough to take on Calvin Johnson and friends, according to Dales.

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» Kansas City announced that cornerback Brandon Flowers will be inactive against the New York Giants on Sunday because of the knee he aggravated in Week 3.

» Breer reported that Bills safety Jairus Byrd (foot) is out against the Baltimore Ravens. Meanwhile, cornerback Leodis McKelvin is a game-time decision because of the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 3. His absence would thrust Aaron Williams into a starring role in Buffalo's banged-up secondary.

» Ryan Harris will start at left tackle for the Texans after Houston announced that Duane Brown (toe) will be inactive against the Seahawks.

» A source told Rapoport that Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson has been ruled out against the Bucs after losing the tip of his left middle finger during last Sunday's loss to the New Orleans Saints. Johnson was pushing to play all week, but doctors weren't ready to clear him.

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