Rashod Bateman, Miles Boykin Return to Ravens Practice

Left: WR Rashod Bateman; Right: WR Miles Boykin

The Ravens have designated wide receivers Rashod Bateman and Miles Boykin for return injured reserve, allowing them to retake the field for Wednesday's practice.

Bateman, the Ravens' top draft pick, suffered his groin injury on Aug. 10 during a training camp practice and opted to have surgery so he could return at 100 percent. Boykin injured his hamstring on Aug. 2.

Both have missed the required three games on injured reserve, but that doesn't necessarily mean they'll take the field in Denver this Sunday.

Jackson and Bateman only had a couple days of training camp together between when Jackson returned from the Reserve/COVID-19 list and Bateman went down. Now they'll get to work developing their chemistry.

"A great route-runner, strong hands and he some sneaky speed," Jackson said. "I feel he's going to be hungry and ready when his time comes."

Bateman was impressive in training camp before his injury, showing an ability to make plays at every level of the field. The Ravens' top draft pick would provide another weapon for Lamar Jackson, who threw for the second-most yards (287) in any career regular-season game in Detroit.

Boykin would also help the offense, particularly as a perimeter blocker. A 13-game starter last year, Boykin had 19 catches for 266 yards and four touchdowns.

Related Content