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Ravens tight end Nick Boyle returns to practice

Another player healthy enough to return

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens tight end Nick Boyle is returning to practice once again as the team appears to finally turn the corner on health.

Boyle returned for a few practices in the first week of September, but the team opted to place him on short-term injured reserve as he needed more time to recover.

With Boyle being designated to return, the Ravens now have three weeks to activate him to the 53-man roster or place him on season-ending injured reserve.

Boyle’s return comes as a ray of hope among the gloomy news of left tackle Ronnie Stanley undergoing a second surgery on his ankle that will have him out for a second season.

Over the past two seasons, Boyle, although known for his superior blocking ability, still has totaled 45 catches for 434 yards and four touchdowns; He’s a threat both as an extra blocker and as a safety valve for Lamar Jackson to dump the football off to in hopes of gaining more yards or a chain-moving first down, as 21 of his 45 receptions have gone for a first down those past two seasons.

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh is set to speak with the media at 11:30 a.m. ET today, and I expect we’ll hear more about the decision to activate Boyle and the teams’ plans. This article will update if more is released on the situation.