Ravens coach John Harbaugh spoke with an “optimistic” Tyus Bowser last week and said the outside linebacker could be nearing a return to practice.
“I can’t say it’s a guarantee,” Harbaugh said Monday. “It’s a knee that’s a little angry at times. But who knows? Maybe we’ll get Tyus back. We’ll see how that goes in the next few weeks.”
Bowser has been on the non-football injury list all season. He would add depth and versatility to a position group that has held up well with Odafe Oweh, Jadeveon Clowney, Kyle Van Noy and Malik Harrison sharing snaps.
Bowser declined to comment last week when several reporters approached him in the locker room to ask about his status. Bowser said on his podcast on Oct. 17 that he’s “feeling great” and “moving around very well.”
In August, Harbaugh said that Bowser was dealing with an “agitated knee” but that he expected him to be back by the start of the season.
Harbaugh said the Ravens came out of their victory over the Arizona Cardinals with “nothing major” in terms of new injuries.
He said cornerback Damarion “Pepe” Williams and outside linebacker Malik Hamm, both recovering from ankle injuries, are close to being ready to come off injured reserve. “So you’re going to have to make some decisions there,” Harbaugh said, alluding to the roster tweaks that might be required to make space for returning players.