Starting weak-side linebacker Josh Bynes said he’s recovering well from surgery to clean out his infected finger, and expects to return following the bye and be ready for the Ravens’ game against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 3.
Bynes was sidelined for the Ravens' 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Heinz Field.
“I'll be back for the Cleveland game, I’m just letting it heal up as fast as possible,” Bynes said. “I’ll be all right. If I’m not practicing next week, I’ll definitely play in the game.”
Bynes reiterated that he doesn’t have a staph infection.
“Everybody keeps asking me that, but it’s no staph, it's a normal infection,” said Bynes, who has 31 tackles and two pass deflections in six starts. “It’s just something that just happened from an open cut, that's all it was.
"I'm feeling better. It’s some crazy stuff. It wasn’t really bothering me at first. It was just sore. I could still use my hands."
In his first game back from a spinal cord contusion, Jameel McClain started in place of Bynes and recorded five tackles on defense and one tackle on special teams.
"Jameel is back, it is what it is," Bynes said. "Right now, I'm just worried about getting healthy. Everything else will take care of itself."
Williams gets Big (Ben)
Rookie defensive tackle Brandon Williams recorded his first NFL sack Sunday, bringing down Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger early in the second quarter for a 5-yard loss. The third-round draft pick dealt with a foot injury earlier this season.
“Battling back from the foot injury and actually producing feels real good,” said Williams, a former Division II All-American at Missouri Southern. “It definitely boosts the confidence. Hopefully, it leads to more great plays."