Ravens coach John Harbaugh spoke with an “optimistic” Tyus Bowser last week and said the outside linebacker could be close to returning to practice.
“I can’t say it’s a guarantee,” Harbaugh said Monday. “It’s a knee that gets a little angry at times. But who knows? Maybe we’ll get Tyus back. We’ll see how it goes in the coming 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 Oct. 17 podcast that he “feels great” and is “moving really well.”
In August, Harbaugh said Bowser was dealing with a “troublesome knee” but expected him to be back by the start of the season.
Harbaugh said the Ravens came out of their win over the Arizona Cardinals with “nothing serious” 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 at that point,” Harbaugh said, hinting at adjustments that might be needed to free up room for returning players.