Rice to play for Ravens on Sunday

Updated: December 31, 2008, 1:17 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens' three-headed monster will be at full strength for the postseason as rookie running back Ray Rice said he expects to play in Sunday's wild-card game against the Miami Dolphins.

Rice missed the past three games with a calf injury. He is Baltimore's big-play running back and leads the team with 4.2 yards per carry.

"I think I will be out there and ready to play," Rice said Wednesday. "It's a playoff game, and I want to be out there to help the team out. It's one and done. So obviously I can give it all for this game, whatever it takes."

Rice will once again share carries with running backs Le'Ron McClain and Willis McGahee. A second-round pick from Rutgers, Rice has rushed for 454 yards this season. He also contributes in the passing game with 33 catches for 273 receiving yards.

James Walker covers the AFC North for ESPN.com.

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