Ravens running back Justice Hill and safety Kyle Hamilton returned to practice Thursday, while safety Marcus Williams was a full participant, raising hopes that all three could be in line for significant roles in Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Williams suffered a pectoral injury in Week 1 that coach John Harbaugh acknowledged could’ve required season-ending surgery. But Williams’ rehabilitation did not require an operation and he returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant. His availability for Sunday is unclear.
Hill hadn’t practiced since suffering a toe injury in the Ravens’ Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He has 19 carries for 50 yards and two touchdowns this season, along with three catches for 12 yards.
Hamilton, who along with Hill was limited Thursday, missed practice Wednesday with a back injury. He played a career-high 84 defensive snaps, along with 14 special teams snaps, in Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts, finishing with three sacks and nine tackles.
Five Ravens on the team’s active roster missed their second practice this week: wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) and Rashod Bateman (hamstring), outside linebackers Odafe Oweh (ankle) and David Ojabo (knee/ankle) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee) and center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle) were limited in their second day back at practice.
Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, meanwhile, was limited for the second straight day by a right (throwing) shoulder injury. Starting left guard Joel Bitonio (ankle/rest) and reserve running back Kareem Hunt (ribs/groin) were also limited.