Terrell Suggs will travel to Houston, but not expected to play

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Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will be available on Sunday in Houston, but he’ll probably be watching the game against the Texans from the sideline, in street clothes.

Suggs, who wants to play just days after being cleared to return to practice after an offseason Achilles tendon injury, will travel to Houston with the team, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

But while reports this week said Suggs wants to play Sunday, it sounds like the Ravens don’t believe he’s ready. A source told the Baltimore Sun, “He’s not playing.”

The Ravens do not have to list Suggs on their injury report because he has not officially been activated, and coach John Harbaugh admitted he’s intentionally being coy about Suggs’ status.

“If I knew, I wouldn’t tell you,” Harbaugh told reporters. “I don’t know that I know or what I know and I don’t know and I’m not sure and we’ll have to see. That about sums it up. In all seriousness, he’s done a really good job. This is a very serious injury. He’s working hard. Us not putting it out there and the fact that we practiced him all week, we’re not too interested in them knowing one way or the other. If he is playing, we don’t want them to know he’s playing. If he’s not playing, then how would I say that? We don’t want them to know that. You get my point, right? Give him credit, he’s done a heck of a job. He’s getting in football shape I don’t want to diminish that at all. We’ll just see how it goes.”

The Ravens will likely try to keep the Texans guessing until it’s time to turn in the list of inactive players on Sunday morning. But from all indications, the Ravens will keep him out at least through the team’s bye next week.