Gurode set to start at left guard vs. Rams

Andre Gurode

is expected to start at left guard after the


deactivated both

Ben Grubbs


Mark LeVoir

for Sunday’s road contest against the

St. Louis Rams


The team announced that Grubbs, who did not practice this past week, had been scratched because of sprained ligaments in his toe. The surprise was that LeVoir, who started at left guard in a 26-13 loss to the

Tennessee Titans

last Sunday, had also been deactivated.

Gurode is a five-time

Pro Bowl

center who hasn’t played right guard since 2004 when he was a member of the

Dallas Cowboys


The Ravens also scratched cornerback

Domonique Foxworth

, who was not listed on any injury reports last week but was mentioned by coach

John Harbaugh

as a candidate to take some time to further rehabilitate his surgically-repaired right knee.

Foxworth’s absence could be offset by the return of cornerback

Chris Carr

, who did not play last Sunday due to a left hamstring injury.

Starting wide receiver

Lee Evans

(left ankle) has been deactivated, which could mean the first start of his


career for rookie

Torrey Smith


The Ravens also scratched wide receiver

David Reed

(left shoulder strain), rookie cornerback

Jimmy Smith

(high left

ankle sprain

) and outside linebacker

Sergio Kindle


Rookie wide receiver

Tandon Doss

is active for the first time this season.

The big news for St. Louis is the return of running back

Steven Jackson

. Despite a strained quad that kept him out of last Sunday’s 28-16 loss to the

New York Giants

, Jackson is expected to start.

The Rams deactivated wide receivers

Danny Amendola

(dislocated left


) and rookie

Greg Salas

(ribs), safety

Jermale Hines

, running back

Quinn Porter

, linebacker

Jabara Williams

, tight end

Stephen Spach

and defensive end

C.J. Ah You