The Ravens got some major returns for Wednesday's practice, as cornerback Marlon Humphrey and wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Rashod Bateman returned to the field.
It's Humphrey's first practice since Aug. 15 and he had foot surgery the next day. He's missed the first four games and it remains to be seen whether he can get up to speed fast enough to play Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Beckham has been sidelined since the Ravens' Week 2 game in Cincinnati and Bateman went down the following week against the Colts.
Humphrey and Beckham were limited in Wednesday's practice, but Bateman was a full participant.
"Different guys are in different stages," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "As the week goes on, in terms of all the different guys, we'll see where they're at for Sunday. But it is good seeing guys get back out."
The receivers' returns would help take the load off rookie Zay Flowers, who leads the team in receptions, targets, and receiving yards. It also would help open up more of the Ravens' deep passing game.
"More guys on the field getting open," Lamar Jackson said. "It's a harder job for me, because those guys want the ball as well. There's only one football on the field. That's pretty much the problem for me, but it's a good problem to have."
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, who had two limited practices at the start of last week, was a full participant to start Steelers week. That's a good sign, especially with the Steelers' dynamic pass rush duo of T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith awaiting. Right tackle Morgan Moses (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.
Outside linebacker Odafe Oweh (ankle) and safety Daryl Worley (shoulder) were the only two other Ravens who didn't practice to begin the week. Moses and Worley suffered their injuries during Sunday's game against the Browns. Harbaugh said on Monday that Moses' MRI was still being evaluated but didn't look like a long-term injury. Moses hasn't missed a game since his rookie season in 2014.
The Ravens had more returns than the big three, as cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis (hamstring) was also back on the field after leaving Sunday's game in Cleveland. He was limited. Rookie running back Keaton Mitchell was designated for return off injured reserve, opening his 21-day practice window, and was a full participant at practice. Justice Hill is still dealing with his foot injury and has an added hamstring designation, which made him limited in practice Wednesday.
Safety Marcus Williams (pectoral) was a full practice participant. Outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, who remains on the non-football injury list, was working out on a side field not in uniform and was not designated for return Wednesday when first eligible.