Raven's McCrary inducted into Ring of Honor

RING OF HONOR: Retired defensive end Michael McCrary was inducted into the Ravens' Ring of Honor in a halftime ceremony.<br><br> "What an honor," McCrary said. "This is wonderful. I came to Baltimore and I didn't know what to expect.

 Little did I know I would play for the greatest fans in the world and for the greatest defense in the NFL.

"I had 53 siblings, my team. They were there to push me through the hard times and I was there to push them."

The former Pro Bowl pass rusher from the Ravens' Super Bowl title winner is extremely active in charity work, particularly with Special Olympics. A video tribute that featured highlights of McCrary sacking quarterbacks was shown on the scoreboard.

"I may live in another state, but Baltimore will always be my home," McCrary said.

INACTIVES: Nickel back Deion Sanders was a late scratch after his strained hamstring didn't respond in warmups. Sanders has missed two consecutive games and has been credited with one tackle, one pass deflection and two punt returns for a total of 28 yards.

The Raven s also deactivated fullback Ovie Mughelli (hamstring), linebacker T.J. Slaughter (hamstring), center Mike Flynn (broken collarbone), offensive tackle Tony Pashos, tight end Todd Heap (ankle), receiver Travis Taylor (ankle) and defensive end Dwan Edwards.

SACKED: Ravens cornerback Gary Baxter was the subject of a prank on ABC's halftime feature, "You've Been Sacked," as Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Sanders duped him into believing his car had been towed from the Ravens' training complex. It was moved to the practice field.

QUICK HITS: Former Ravens defensive tackle Lional "Jelly" Dalton started for the Chiefs. …

R&B music group Dru Hill, Baltimore natives, performed the national anthem.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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