The Ravens have activated All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey from the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday.
Humphrey announced Nov. 2 that he’d tested positive for COVID-19, and he did not play in the team’s 24-10 win Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts. He completed a 10-day self-isolation period and is expected to return to practice ahead of the team’s Sunday night road game against the New England Patriots.
The team’s top cornerback and its primary nickel corner since Tavon Young suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 2, Humphrey is ranked third on the team in total tackles (40), tied for second in sacks (2½) and leads the team in forced fumbles (four).
Humphrey rejoins a cornerback room that now features 37-year-old Tramon Williams, whom the Ravens signed Tuesday. The team is no longer in intensive protocol, according to a team spokesman.
“It most definitely validates, I think, the fact that we’re doing a great job with the protocols, that guys are very conscientious about it,” coach John Harbaugh said during a video conference call Wednesday.
Harbaugh noted that the Ravens on Sunday had players wearing masks on the sideline during the game, during postgame handshakes and during team meetings after the win, as recommended by the NFL. “It’s something that we take very seriously, and we’re working hard at it,” he said.