Ray Rice plans to play Sunday against Bills

Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Baltimore's top back missed this past Sunday's game against the Texans due to a hip flexor injury.

The Ravens look to be getting their starting running back this week.

Ray Rice told the Baltimore Sun that he is planning on suiting up for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills after missing Week 3's contest against the Texans. Rice injured his hip flexor against the Browns two weeks ago.

The Ravens' running game has gotten off to a slow start no matter who's been in at running back, as the team is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry. Both Rice and Bernard Pierce averaging under three yards per carry.

Pierce started Sunday against the Texans and ran for 65 yards on 24 carries. He scored a 1-yard touchdown.

Rice and Pierce figure to go back to being a tandem as both were receiving their fair share of carries. Rice, though, adds another dimension in the receiving game, which will be needed moving forward considering Joe Flacco's options have been limited early on this season.

Rice is practicing Wednesday, which further supports his plan to play against the Bills.


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