NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans deactivated Pro Bowl center Kevin Mawae as expected for Saturday's AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Baltimore Ravens, giving second-year pro Leroy Harris his second career start and first in the postseason.
The Titans had declared Mawae out on Friday because of an injured right elbow that has kept him from practicing since Dec. 21, when he hurt his arm during a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Titans also deactivated defensive end Dave Ball as expected, with end Kyle Vanden Bosch starting his first game since Dec. 7 because of an injured groin that required minor surgery Dec. 16.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth also will start in his first game since he sprained his left knee at the end of a Dec. 14 road loss to the Houston Texans.
The Titans also deactivated wide receivers Chris Davis and Lavelle Hawkins, fullback Casey Cramer, running back Chris Henry and cornerback Tyrone Poole, with Chris Simms as the third quarterback.
Baltimore already had declared linebacker Antwan Barnes out with a chest injury. The Ravens also sat cornerback Evan Oglesby, running back Jalen Parmele, linebacker Robert McCune, offensive tackle Oniel Cousins, offensive lineman David Hale and wide receiver Terrance Copper. Todd Bouman is Baltimore's third QB.
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