Torrey Smith Playing Against Patriots


After the tragic death of his younger brother earlier in the day, wide receiver Torrey Smith is playing Sunday night against the New England Patriots.

Smith's younger brother, Tevin, was killed in a motorcycle crash in West Moreland County in northeast Virginia. He was 19 years old.

Smith was notified of the accident around 1 a.m. Sunday and he left the team's downtown Baltimore hotel to be with his family. It was initially unknown whether Smith would suit up, and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh left the decision up to the second-year receiver.

"Torrey's priority is his family," Harbaugh said in a statement issued earlier in the day. "We understand that completely."

Smith has four catches for 108 yards so far on the season and will likely be a key piece of the offense.

Pollard, Kruger, Webb, McClain, McPhee All Active

In terms of injured players, Bernard Pollard (ribs), Paul Kruger (back), Lardarius Webb (knee), Jameel McClain (knee) and Pernell McPhee (knee) are all active. They were all listed as probable on the final injury report.

Kruger will be back in the lineup after the back injury forced him to miss last week's game against Philadelphia.

Pollard was probably the biggest question mark at the start of the week, as he suffered the rib injury in the first quarter of last week's game and did not return. Pollard said that the pain lessened throughout the week and he was able to practice fully on Friday.

The inactives for the Ravens are wide receiver LaQuan Williams, outside linebacker Sergio Kindle, cornerback Asa Jackson, tackle Jah Reid, tight end Billy Bajema, and defensive linemen DeAngelo Tyson and Bryan Hall.

The inactives for the Patriots are tight end Aaron Hernandez, running back Shane Vereen, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, offensive lineman Nick McDonald, defensive linemen Jake Bequette, Brandon Deaderick and Justin Francis.

Hernandez suffered an ankle injury last week and was ruled out of the game on Friday. The Patriots signed veteran Kellen Winslow, Jr. to play in Hernandez's absence.

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