"You try to understand the immediate, important things that we need to think about," said Harbaugh on what the team need to do over the next five weeks.
The Ravens have activated running back Mark Ingram II and defensive ends Calais Campbell and Jihad Ward from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Saturday, bringing back a pair of starters and another potential contributor ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Ingram, along with fellow back J.K. Dobbins, was the first of over a dozen players to test positive for the coronavirus in a team-wide outbreak that forced 23 players to spend time on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Both Ingram and Dobbins were eligible to play in Wednesday’s 19-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers but Ravens coach John Harbaugh said they were kept sidelined because of a “medical decision.”
Campbell indicated on Twitter that he fought symptoms during his bout with COVID-19. Before missing the Steelers game while he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Campbell missed the team’s previous two games because of a calf strain.
Ward was inactive for the team’s last four games before landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list but he could be active Tuesday with rookie defensive tackle Justin Madubuike still on the reserve/COVID-19 list and the unknown statuses of Campbell and defensive tackle Brandon Williams. Williams was a limited participant in Friday’s practice for the first time since injuring his ankle almost three weeks ago.
Ten Ravens remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is eligible to return to practice Sunday. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Saturday that Jackson has been “fully engaged” in the team’s virtual meetings and game-planning process.