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Timmy Jernigan, Eugene Monroe expected to return to practice

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Both injured Ravens will likely be practicing on Tuesday.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens sure could use some additional depth at this time of the year.

And they very well could be getting it in the form of two injured players returning to the fold. During his Monday press conference, Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced that defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and left tackle Eugene Monroe are set to make their returns to practice on Tuesday.

"It looks like they will take the practice field tomorrow, so we’ll see how those guys do and we’ll have injury reports as we go through the week," Harbaugh told reporters.

That's great news, especially on the offensive line's front. At this stage of the season, it's better to have your veterans available, even though rookie offensive tackle James Hurst has filled in OK for Monroe the past two weeks. Of course, he has left guard Kelechi Osemele to thank too for helping him out. With Monroe, it's a much stronger group.

If Monroe does return, it could be interesting to see what the Ravens do on the right side. They could keep Marshal Yanda at right tackle and John Urschel at right guard. Or they could move Yanda back inside and put Hurst in at right tackle. The right side's realignment has worked fine the past two weeks.

With Jernigan potentially returning, the Ravens get great depth on the front line, which the Ravens like to utilize. Jernigan has had a spectacular rookie season and would look to turn it on in the postseason.

This season, Jernigan has 23 tackles and four sacks, mostly as a rotation player before having to fill in for Haloti Ngata during his four-game suspension.