Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe is still limited, but he sounded an optimistic note after going through some more extensive work with line coach Juan Castillo Wednesday.
“Making some pretty good progress,” Monroe said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “It’s definitely positive. I feel like time is on our side. The game isn’t until Saturday midday. I’m taking it day by day and seeing how this thing ends up. Very optimistic, but it’s a tricky little deal. We’ll see how it plays out. Today was a major step.”
Monroe has missed the last two games with an ankle injury.
While he hasn’t been everything the Ravens hoped for when they traded for him, he beats the alternative. Undrafted rookie James Hurst started in his place last week and allowed six hurries against the Steelers.
“I’m not going to press too much,” Monroe said. “If I’m not ready, I’m not. I’m doing everything in my power to be back.”
Getting a player with some experience back should help, even if he doesn’t have as much playoff experience as many of his teammates.