Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen (48) celebrates with linebacker Matthew Judon (99) after recovering a fumble in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

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Harbaugh ‘optimistic’ Ravens will get players back from COVID list

With Baltimore set to face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Ravens may not be as short-handed as originally expected.

While All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey will miss the contest after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, starting outside linebacker Matthew Judon was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Head coach John Harbaugh is “optimistic” that Judon won’t be the only one.

Inside linebackers Patrick Queen, L.J. Fort and Malik Harrison, outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, safety DeShon Elliott and practice squad cornerback Terrell Bonds are still isolating after they were deemed to be close contacts with Humphrey. But if they remain asymptomatic and pass five consecutive days of testing, they will be allowed to participate in Saturday’s walkthrough and play Sunday.

“I am optimistic about all of them,” Harbaugh said Friday. “(I) have not heard anything about any symptoms at this point.”

All the self-isolating players participated virtually in the team’s meetings and workouts from home and Harbaugh is hoping they will be ready to go.

“Well, I think we’ll find that out,” Harbaugh said. “It’s impossible to predict that. You see guys, sometimes they don’t practice all week and they come out and play the best games of their career. Other guys struggle or might miss something. I don’t spend a lot of time being anxious about that because it’s really a waste of time.”

Humphrey is the first Ravens player to test positive for the coronavirus.

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