The Baltimore Ravens (10-3) held their first practice of the week ahead of their matchup at the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-5) on Sunday and they had a perfect attendance Wednesday, as all 53 players were on the field.
That included new quarterback Mailk Cunningham (signed on Wednesday in replacement of special-teamer and WR Devin Duvernay, who was placed on Injured Reserve) and safety Kyle Hamilton, whose availability for the remainder of the season was in doubt as recently as last Monday.
Hamilton was back on the field and practicing just three days after suffering a reported knee sprain. Hamilton, however, was listed as "limited" in the Ravens official injury report released after practice on Wednesday and he was wearing a brace on his left knee.
"Still unsure, up in the air," Hamilton said about his availability for Sunday's matchup, per Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Banner. "Went out there today, felt pretty good so, go from there."
If Hamilton is able to play, which is still very much up in the air, next Sunday, he will have a chance at making Ravens history by becoming the second defensive back in franchise history to rack up multiple sacks, interceptions, and forced fumbles in a single season.
Hamilton already has logged a couple of interceptions (one of them returned for a touchdown), three sacks, and one forced fumble. If he forces another fumble, he will join Ed Reed as the only member of this select Ravens club of defensive backs, one that has not seen anyone enter it since Reed inaugurated it in 2004.
"I feel like everybody has kind of come into their own this year as a defense," Hamilton told reporters on Wednesday. "Stats are going to be what they’re going to be, but I feel like if you play within our defense, you’ll be able to get those stats."
The Ravens have the second-best defense in the nation in points allowed per game at just 16.8 while also allowing the fourth-fewest passing yards and a respectable 12th-fewest rushing yards in 2023.