The Baltimore Ravens activated five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs from the physically unable to perform list Saturday.
Suggs, the reigning NFL defensive player of the year after recording 14 sacks, suffered a torn Achilles during the offseason in April. He is expected to be a game-time decision for today’s contest against the Houston Texans.
The Ravens have until one hour before the game to designate their inactive players.
To make room for Suggs, the Ravens waived linebacker Sergio Kindle.
When asked Friday whether Suggs would play against the Texans, coach John Harbaugh said, “We will see. If I knew, I wouldn’t tell you.”
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision to decline a safety against Seattle on Thursday had a big effect on the betting world.
Had Harbaugh taken the safety with 43 seconds to go, San Francisco would’ve led, 15-6. Instead, the 49ers won, 13-6.
The 49ers were a 71/2 to 8-point favorite, meaning San Francisco’s didn’t cover the point spread because of Harbaugh’s decision.
USA Today betting analyst Danny Sheridan estimated that $250 million to $300 million was bet on the game, with an average of 65 percent of the spread bets on the 49ers.
Harbaugh said he wanted to end the game instead of giving Seattle a chance to pull off an onside kick.
“Otherwise, they’ll onside kick it and you give them a chance to win the game,” said Harbaugh, even though the safety would’ve made it a two-score game.
The Saints moved linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the physically unable to perform list to the active roster, meaning he could play for the first time this season today at Tampa Bay, but star tight end Jimmy Graham did not make the trip because of a sprained right ankle. Vilma is coming back from left knee surgery and is appealing his season-long suspension in the NFL’s bounty probe of the Saints. … The Giants activated defensive tackle Chris Canty for the game against Washington. Canty had offseason knee surgery and had been on the physically unable to perform list. To make room on the roster for Canty, the Giants placed running back Da’Rel Scott (knee) on season-ending injured reserve.