After a rash of injuries the Ravens are getting bit healthier.
Both left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee) and offensive lineman James Hurst (undisclosed) returned to practice on Monday.
“It’s great to get healthy on the offensive line,” said Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “It’s great to see those guys out there practicing. Just as I mentioned last week they were short-term type injuries and that’s fortunately what it turned out to be."
Baltimore is getting ready for its fifth and final preseason game, Thursday at home against Washington. It’ll be another chance for rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson to get some work in.
Jackson went 7-10 passing for 98 yards and a touchdown during Saturday’s win in Miami. He also ran for a sensational 19-yard TD.
“All the things we’ve seen in practice we saw in the game for the first time,” said Harbaugh. “To see him carry it over into the game, that’s a big step. He’s gotten better every single game. But that was a big jump, I thought.”
One player who has come on strong over the past couple weeks is cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste. He may just be playing himself onto the regular season roster.
Baptiste came down with his second interception in as many games Saturday night. Now on his sixth NFL team, the 28-year-old is keeping his goals set high.
“I think I can be one of the best in the league,” he said. “When I get my opportunity I’m going to show it. But at the same time, until then I’m going to just keep working on my craft and just keep fighting for my way on the field.”
“He has all the intangibles that you look for in a corner. He’s long, strong, can run and he’s really come along,” said Ravens safety Tony Jefferson on Jean-Baptiste.
The Ravens also made a roster move on Monday. They placed fourth-round draft pick, receiver Jaleel Scott on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. To fill the roster spot they signed safety Robertson Daniel.