OWINGS MILLS — With inside linebackers Jameel McClain and Brendon Ayanbadejo listed as questionable for today’s AFC divisional round playoff game against the Houston Texans, the Baltimore Ravens promoted rookie linebacker Josh Bynes from the practice squad to the active roster.
The Ravens created a roster spot for Bynes on Saturday by cutting rookie offensive tackle D.J. Jones.
With a right quadriceps injury, Ayanbadejo is regarded as a bigger question mark than McClain. McClain has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee.
After going undrafted out of Auburn, Bynes signed with the Ravens in July and was released on Sept. 3 during the final major roster cutdown.
The 6-foot-1, 240-pound former Southeastern Conference standout joined the Ravens’ practice squad on Nov. 9.
He was active for one game this season against the San Francisco 49ers.
At Auburn, Bynes recorded 238 career tackles, seven interceptions, 19 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.