Stallworth Activated Vs Dolphins

The Ravens won’t have the services of Tom Zbikowski and Dannell Ellerbe, amongst others.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Sunday, November 7th, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Categories: 2010 Season, Mike Duffy, Week 9 vs Dolphins

After a long wait, Ravens wideout Donte’ Stallworth will get his first chance to play in a regular-season football game in almost two years.

Stallworth was activated for Sunday’s matchup with the Miami Dolphins, having recovered from a broken foot he suffered in the preseason.

The speedy receiver will likely be eased back into action, with a chance to help the Ravens stretch the field in the passing game and adding another weapon on punt returns.

Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who was not on the injury report this week, is inactive for the first time this season while fellow linebacker Tavares Gooden returns from a five-week hiatus due to a shoulder injury.

As expected, safety Tom Zbikowski, who was ruled out with a foot injury, is inactive, as is safety Ken Hamlin, offensive tackle Scott Kooistra, tight end Dennis Pitta (head), and defensive tackles Arthur Jones, Brandon McKinney and Lamar Divens.

The fact that the Ravens have three defensive tackles inactive is interesting, including McKinney who has started the last four games.  That means the Ravens will face Miami’s 16th-ranked rushing attack – which has the ability to confuse defenses running the Wildcat package – with Haloti Ngata, Kelly Greg, Cory Redding and rookie Terrence Cody.

For the Dolphins, Tyler Thigpen will serve as the third quarterback, and wideout Marlon Moore, safeties Reshad Jones and Nate Ness, defensive end Clifton Geathers, offensive tackles Patrick Brown and Lydon Murtha, and tight end Mickey Shuler are inactive.

The only announced lineup change of the day is Miami cornerback Sean Smith, who will start for Jason Allen.

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