Ravens strong-side outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil's bruised, sprained ankle is cooperating well enough that he's practicing for the second consecutive day.
It's an encouraging sign for Dumervil, who returned to practice on a limited basis Friday.
Dumervil is officially listed as questionable as well as rookie safety Brynden Trawick (ankle). Starting cornerback Lardarius Webb (abdominal) is probable, meaning the team is as healthy as it's been throughout the season.
"Yes, I would say so," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "If you look at the course of the season and even last year, this is probably as healthy as we've been."
Dumervil was sidelined for the Ravens' 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings due to an injury sustained against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving.
Having Dumervil back could provide a boost to the Ravens' languishing pass rush, which hasn't generated a sack in the past two games with five quarterback hits during that span.
Dumervil leads the Ravens with 9.5 sacks followed by Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs' nine sacks, but Suggs has no sacks in the past five games.
The Ravens need as much pressure as possible Monday night against the Detroit Lions' second-ranked offense led by the passing tandem of quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
"Obviously, we'd like to get sacks," defensive coordinator Dean Pees said. "I think you'd be surprised, though, how many times we actually hit the quarterback. When you watch the film, we may not be getting a sack if the ball is coming out quick, and there's no way a guy can do that. We're getting quite a few hits.
"Elvis has been out, and that's been a little bit of a factor, but the truth is the ball is coming out a lot quicker in these last two games. That's smart football by their part."
Pees said teams have been using a lot of maximum-protection blocking schemes against the Ravens during the past two games.
"If you notice, whenever they put two or three people back in the backfield, you're getting seven-man protection," Pees said. "So on a four-man rush, you've got seven blocking four. I think we've made people close it in a little bit.
"If you try to protect a little more, maybe not get as many guys out but do a little protection. At the same time, we need to do a better job. There are a couple of things we could have done in that game. We had some opportunities, and we just didn't quite get there. We need to improve on that."
For the Lions, cornerbacks Chris Houston (toe) and Darius Slay (knee) are doubtful.
If Houston can't go after not practicing all week, then Rashean Mathis and Jonte Green would be the starting cornerbacks with Bill Bentley lining up as the nickel.
Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and running back Reggie Bush (calf) are questionable.
The following players are probable for Detroit: wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), safety Louis Delmas (knee), defensive end Israel Idonije (knee), offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle (elbow) and safety John Wendling (illness).