The inactives list for Sunday’s AFC championship game is out, and there were no shocking developments from the Ravens.
Free safety Ed Reed, the team’s lone injury concern, is active and expected to make his customary start. Reed had been listed as probable with a sore left ankle after upgrading from limited to full participation for Friday’s practice.
The Ravens deactivated linebackers Sergio Kindle and Josh Bynes, nose tackle Brandon McKinney, rookie cornerback Chykie Brown, rookie running back Anthony Allen, rookie wide receiver Tandon Doss and rookie guard Justin Boren.
The New England Patriots, the Ravens’ opponent, elected to scratch right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who was questionable with back and foot injuries. Vollmer is listed as the starter, but rookie Nate Solder had started the past six games and will fill in at right tackle against the Ravens.
The Patriots also deactivated running backs Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, linebacker Gary Guyton, offensive lineman Donald Thomas and rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett.
That means that 11 starters listed on the final injury report are active and will start. They are: quarterback Tom Brady (left shoulder), wide receivers Wes Welker (knee) and Deion Branch (knee), linebackers Rob Ninkovich (hip) and Brandon Spikes (concussion), safeties Patrick Chung (knee) and James Ihedigbo (shoulder), cornerback Kyle Arrington (foot), center Dan Connolly (groin), left guard Logan Mankins (knee), and defensive tackle Kyle Love (ankle).
Tight end Aaron Hernandez (concussion) is also active and expected to play.