Hamilton questionable with “good” chance to play for Ravens at Jacksonville on Sunday night

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The news on Kyle Hamilton continued getting better throughout the week with the Ravens safety practicing fully in the final workout before Sunday’s showdown in Jacksonville.

On Friday, Baltimore designated the standout defensive back as questionable to play against the Jaguars, but head coach John Harbaugh expressed optimism when asked about Hamilton’s availability for Sunday Night Football. Despite exiting with what was reported to be a grade 1 MCL sprain in his left knee in last Sunday’s overtime win over the Los Angeles Rams, Hamilton was able to practice throughout the week while wearing a knee brace on Wednesday and Thursday. The Ravens conducted a lighter practice resembling a walk-through on Friday.

“Good. I think they’re good,” said Harbaugh about Hamilton’s chances of playing in Jacksonville. “We’ll just see how he does the next couple days, but he’s in a good place right now.”

Linebacker Malik Harrison is off the injury report and expected to play Sunday night after missing the last two games with a groin injury.

The injury report wasn’t nearly as encouraging for the Jaguars, who ruled out starting defensive backs Tyson Campbell (quadriceps) and Andre Cisco (groin). Jacksonville also listed seven players as questionable, a list including starting left guard Ezra Cleveland, left tackle Walker Little (hamstring), starting cornerback Tre Herndon (concussion), and long snapper Ross Matiscik (back).

After returning to play in Cleveland last Sunday and practicing fully all week, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (ankle) doesn’t carry a game status designation for Week 15.

The only other Raven listed on the game status injury report was undrafted rookie outside linebacker Malik Hamm, who is officially questionable and was designated to return to practice from injured reserve last week. The Ravens would need to activate Hamm by 4 p.m. Saturday for him to play in Jacksonville, but the Baltimore native has logged only a few practices since an ankle injury landed him on IR at the end of the preseason.

“I think he definitely is potentially an option. It’s health and how ready he is,” Harbaugh said. “I think he’ll be ready. He moves well and could help us both on defense and special teams if he gets a chance. Then, with where the roster is, you have to weigh those two things.”  

Below is the final injury report for Week 15:

QUESTIONABLE: S Kyle Hamilton (knee), OLB Malik Hamm (ankle)

OUT: CB Tyson Campbell (quadricep), S Andre Cisco (groin)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: WR Jamal Agnew (shoulder), CB Christian Braswell (hamstring), LG Ezra Cleveland (knee), CB Tre Herndon (concussion), LT Walker Little (hamstring), LS Ross Matiscik (back), TE Brenton Strange (foot)

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