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Ravens Insider: Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton questionable vs. Jaguars but has ‘good chance’ to play


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The air was crisp and the sun shining Friday at the Ravens’ practice facility in Owings Mills. Baltimore’s outlook for Week 15 of the NFL season is also remarkably bright.

All 53 players on the active roster were at practice, a rarity this late in the season for any team and especially one that has been decimated by injuries late in the calendar in previous years.

Among the most notable appearances was Kyle Hamilton, who suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s 37-31 overtime win over the Los Angeles Rams. The second-year, do-it-all safety practiced for a third straight day but was upgraded to a full participant Friday for the first time this week. Coach John Harbaugh said Hamilton, who is listed as questionable, has a “good chance” of playing against the host Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday night.

Hamilton has performed at a Pro Bowl if not All-Pro level this season, recording 62 tackles, nine passes defensed, three sacks, a forced fumble and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 12.

“We’ll just see how he does the next couple days,” Harbaugh said of the safety. “But he’s in a good place right now.”

So is pretty much the rest of the roster for Baltimore (10-3).

Inside linebacker Roquan Smith (back) fully practiced for the second straight day after being limited Wednesday. Outside linebacker Malik Hamm (ankle) and linebacker Malik Harrison (groin) were also full participants.

Hamm, an undrafted rookie and Baltimore native, has been a full participant in practice the past two weeks after being designated to return from injured reserve. Harbaugh said Friday that Hamm “definitely is potentially an option” to be added to the 53-man roster, which the Ravens would have to do by 4 p.m. Saturday for him to play Sunday.

“It’s health and how ready he is. I think he’ll be ready,” Harbaugh said. “He moves well and could help us both on defense and special teams if he gets a chance. Then, with where the roster is, you have to weigh those two things.”

Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley was also back at practice after being out Thursday because of the birth of his first son, Tyler Huntley Jr.

For the AFC South-leading Jaguars (8-5), their secondary will be challenged with two starters ruled out in cornerback Tyson Campbell (quadricep) and safety Andre Cisco (groin). Jacksonville has allowed the second-most passing yards per game (265.2) in the NFL this season, though expected rainy and windy conditions Sunday night could help them out.

Seven others are questionable for the Jaguars: wide receiver Jamal Agnew (shoulder); cornerbacks Christian Braswell (hamstring) and Tre Herndon (concussion); guard Ezra Cleveland (knee); offensive tackle Walker Little (hamstring); long snapper Ross Matiscik (back); and rookie tight end Brenton Strange (foot).

The Ravens, who have the best record in the AFC, can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Jacksonville and some help.

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