Only 1 DNP in Ravens first practice ahead of Week 14 game vs. Rams

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Following their bye week, the Ravens returned to the practice field on Wednesday with near-perfect participation as 52 out of the 53 players currently on the active roster were in attendance and logged at least limited practices to kick Week 14 off.

The sole absentee was wide receiver Rashod Bateman, although it had nothing to do with any physical problem as it was later confirmed by head coach John Harbaugh that Bate was out with a simple illness.

Heading into the bye week things weren't looking very good for the Ravens, mind you. Baltimore was grappling with several banged-up players, including key members of the squad such as offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee), inside linebacker Trenton Simpson (concussion), defensive end Justin Madubuike (concussion), and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (calf).

Despite concerns about Madubuike and Humphrey's availability for the upcoming game against the Los Angeles Rams, both participated in Wednesday's practice and seem to be on track to play next weekend following Harbaugh's Monday comments about his positive expectations for that to happen.

Madubuike is trying to recover from a concussion suffered in the Ravens' win over the Los Angeles Chargers right before the bye week. He was a limited participant on Wednesday but two weeks of rest (last and this one) should serve him well to be back on Sunday.

Humphrey, who fully practiced for the first time since injuring his calf in Week 10 in the loss to Cleveland, personally declared himself "ready to rock" for the upcoming game against the Rams.

Humphrey missed many games to start the year and he's also missed the last two games of the Ravens following that Week 10 non-contact injury.

Outside linebacker Malik Hamm, who was designated to return from Injured Reserve on Monday, returned to practice on Wednesday and was a full participant already.

Second-year cornerback Damarion Williams, recovering from an ankle injury and expected to return from IR along with Hamm, also practiced fully after being designated to return from IR late last month.

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On slightly worse news, linebacker Malik Harrison was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a groin injury. That problem seems to be a nagging one as it was the same one that kept him out of the Week 12 game against the Chargers a little over a week ago, which merits monitoring as the week progresses.

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