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Ravens injured players should be ready for the new year

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NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

John Harbaugh held his end of the season press conference today. Towards the end, he was asked about players returning from injury. Reading names from a list, he said they should all be ready to roll.

This is great news for a team decimated by injuries in recent years. Marshal Yanda and Alex Lewis will return to improve an already solid offensive line. Tavon Young had an excellent rookie season, so it will be exciting to see if he builds from that as the teams slot cornerback. Adding him into the mix with Jimmy Smith, Marlon Humphrey, Maurice Canady, and Jaylen Hill, is something to be excited about. Tim White was a fan favorite during the preseason. The team is in desperate need of playmaking wide receivers. Kenneth Dixon will return to a crowded backfield, including Alex Collins, Javorius Allen, and Danny Woodhead.

Harbaugh also said that defensive end Brent Urban should be available if they re-sign him, which he is in favor of. He added as well that Darren Waller should be returning from suspension, and that he would speak to him for the first time since then. Anthony Levine Sr. suffered an injury against the Bengals, but Harbaugh said he has not received a report yet. He believes it will not require surgery though. Linebacker Albert McClellan is pointed to a return as well.

The one player who’s availability is up in the air is cornerback Jimmy Smith.

Smith is the teams best cornerback and a leader of the defense.

One last thing to note, is that Harbaugh stated that Jeremy Maclin had a realistic chance of playing in the wild-card game, if the Ravens had made the playoffs.