Ed Reed will make his debut for the Houston Texans.
The long-time Raven is active and expected to start against his former team Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. This will be Reed's first game of the year after recovering from offseason hip surgery.
While Reed is going to play, Ravens running back Ray Rice is out because of a hip injury he suffered last week against the Browns. Rice did not practice all week and was expected to be a game-time decision. Missing Sunday's game will end Rice's streak of starting 42 straight games.
With Rice out, second-year running back Bernard Pierce will get the first start of his career. Pierce and recently-signed back Shaun Draughn will be the team's two running backs for Sunday's match-up.
The Ravens are also banged up on the defensive side of the ball.
Defensive end Chris Canty (groin) and inside linebacker Arthur Brown (chest) are both out because of injuries suffered last week. Veteran Marcus Spears is expected to start at defensive end in Canty's place.
The other inactives for the Ravens are defensive lineman Brandon Williams (toe), wide receivers Deonte Thompson (foot) and Jacoby Jones (knee), and offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (foot). Reserve cornerback Chykie Brown (knee), who was listed as questionable on the final injury report, is active.
The Texans have some injury concerns of their own, as All-Pro left tackle Duane Brown is out because of a toe injury. The other inactives for the Texans are quarterback* *Case Keenum, wide receiver Lestar Jean, outside linebacker Sam Montgomery, offensive guard Cody White, inside linebacker Justin Tuggle and defensive end Tim Jamison.
Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) is active and expected to start for Houston.