Lee Evans won't play vs. Seahawks

As expected, wide receiver

Lee Evans

will sit out his seventh straight game when the Ravens take on the

Seattle Seahawks

at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Sunday.

Evans had been limited in practice all week by a lingering left ankle injury and had been described by the team as doubtful for the contest. Rookie

Torrey Smith

will make his seventh consecutive start.


Also as expected, free safety

Ed Reed

and outside linebacker

Terrell Suggs

will start in their customary positions. After Reed (shoulder) and Suggs (knee) missed Thursday’s practice, both players fully participated in Friday’s session and were listed as probable.


Matt Birk

(neck), inside linebacker

Brendon Ayanbadejo

(post-concussion symptoms) and tight end

Kris Wilson

(calf) are also active. Ayanbadejo had been listed as questionable, while Birk and Wilson were probable.

In addition to Evans, the Ravens deactivated inside linebacker

Dannell Ellerbe

(hamstring), offensive lineman

Bryan Mattison

, outside linebacker

Sergio Kindle

and three rookies in running back

Anthony Allen

, cornerback

Chykie Brown

and wide receiver

Tandon Doss


Seattle won’t miss the services of two starters in quarterback

Tarvaris Jackson

(pectoral) and wide receiver

Sidney Rice

(foot) – both of whom are active for the game.

The Seahawks scratched quarterback

Josh Portis

, wide receiver

Deon Butler

, strong safety

Jeron Johnson

, cornerback

Ron Parker

, linebacker

David Vobora

, offensive tackle

Jarriel King

and tight end

Cameron Morrah