Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was activated for Sunday's game at the Houston Texans, the team reported Saturday.
Suggs returned to practice Wednesday after recovering from a partially torn Achilles' tendon he sustained in April. He had surgery and several months of rehab.
The Ravens had not planned on bringing Suggs back until November but their defense has thinned out with cornerback Lardarius Webb suffering a season-ending knee injury last week and inside linebacker Ray Lewis is out for year with a torn triceps.
To make room for Suggs, the Ravens cut linebacker Sergio Kindle.
Suggs led the Ravens with 14 sacks last season.