OLB Tyus Bowser and RB Keaton Mitchell expected to train this week
On a positive note, Harbaugh also revealed that veteran edge rusher Tyus Bowser and UDFA rookie running back Keaton Mitchell are expected back training with the group midweek following their stints on IR to start the season.
"They have a chance to be (on the practice field)," said Harbaugh. "We'll see. We'll see how they look--if Eric [DeCosta] decides to put them on the practice field."
Harbaugh sounded positive about the return of the two now-recovered players, but he put the ball in DeCosta's court regarding the ultimate decision.
At the end of the day, Harbaugh can only play the hand he's dealt, and EDC is the man managing the roster so it's reasonable to expect the GM to make the final call, as the head coach said.
Harbaugh acknowledged that "based on [DeCosta's] conversations with the trainers, they're in the realm, I think, of possibly practicing."
If the franchise declares Bowser and/or Mitchell "cleared to practice," the Ravens will start a 21-day window in which they must be activated to the 53-man roster or placed on IR for the remainder of the season.
Bowser finished 2021 as the sack leader (7) of the team and he would be a much-welcomed addition to the ravaged pass rushing unit of Baltimore.
He didn't take part throughout summer training camp rehabbing his knee injury, so Bowser might need some sort of ramping-up period before hitting the field at full speed.
Mitchell went undrafted in the 2023 NFL draft and ultimately snatched an RB4 role in the final 53-man roster of the Ravens before getting placed on IR to start the regular season. He suffered a shoulder injury in the second game of the preseason and he's yet to make it back to the gridiron since.