Ravens injured starters back on field

Updated: January 3, 2010, 3:45 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Baltimore Ravens are getting a big boost for their win-or-else season finale with banged-up starters Ed Reed, Derrick Mason and Terrell Suggs all active for the game.

Reed is expected to start at safety against the Raiders on Sunday after missing the previous four games with a groin injury. Baltimore needs to beat Oakland to clinch an AFC wild-card berth. The Ravens would be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss.

Mason is slated to start at receiver after being listed as questionable with a knee injury. Suggs, a starting outside linebacker, had been listed as questionable with a thigh injury.

Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was inactive for the fifth straight game for the Raiders with a sprained foot. Oakland was also without starting cornerback Chris Johnson (hamstring).


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