Ravens designate 2 players to return from IR ahead of Week 14

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It's been a minute since we last watched our Baltimore Ravens (9-3) grace a football field but that will change soon enough, as the Flock will host the Los Angeles Rams (6-6) on Sunday for a Week 14 matchup.

Not only will Baltimore play football again, but the Ravens will do so with the possibility of welcoming as many as two players back from stints on Injured Reserve: Malik Hamm and Pepe Williams.

After designating defensive back Damarion Williams for return back on Nov. 21, also per Aaron Wilson, Baltimore opened the 21-day window to bring Hamm back to the 53-man roster on Monday following a stint on Injured Reserve because of an ankle injury.

Hamm, an undrafted rookie, can now start practicing with the team but he won't be able to play unless he's moved to the active roster. That must happen in the next 21 days if the Ravens want to have him available at any further point (that is, past Dec. 25).

Considering there are only five regular-season games left in the Ravens' schedule, and that only two of those will be played after Christmas, Baltimore would activate Hamm mostly to get him ready for the postseason more than the regular season if they delay his move to the 53-man roster until the end of the full three-week window.

Hamm made the initial roster of the Ravens at the end of training camp in late August out of Lafayette after Baltimore signed as a UDFA following last spring's draft.

He was placed on IR prior to the regular season, however, so he has yet to make his debut for the team he always rooted for since he was a child as he is a Baltimore native.

Hamm appeared in preseason games but never in an official NFL game because of his injury, although he had a terrific training camp earning him a place among the 53 players Baltimore carried into its regular-season roster in September.

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In other news related to Ravens injuries, David Ojabo underwent surgery to fix his ACL injury and is out for the season, while Tyus Bowser keeps trying to come back from his never-ending (angry) knee problems.

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