The Ravens have listed left tackle Eugene Monroe as questionable for Saturday's AFC divisional-round playoff game against the New England Patriots.

Monroe has missed the past two games with an ankle injury suffered against the Houston Texans. He was limited in practice all week, improving his mobility on a daily basis and expressing optimism that there's a chance he could play.

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"He is progressing well," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Monroe on Thursday.

Monroe said he's doing everything he can to make it back, buthe  isn't going to play if he feels like he would hurt the team because of his ankle.

"I'm not going to press too much," Monroe said. "If I'm not ready, I'm not. I'm doing everything in my power to be back."

If Monroe can't go, the Ravens will stick with rookie left tackle James Hurst. Hurst allowed six quarterback hurries in last week's wild-card win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"Those guys stepped in earlier in the season and did a good job, too," Monroe said of Hurst and rookie guard John Urschel, who has been starting. "I was confident they would go out there and do well and they did. I'm definitely proud of those guys."

Meanwhile, rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (foot, ankle) is probable after participating fully in practice all week.

For the Patriots, four players are listed as probable: quarterback Tom Brady (ankle), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder, toe), running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (concussion).

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