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Ravens at full strength for showdown against Chiefs for AFC championship

OWINGS MILLS — The Ravens had every player on the 53-man roster at practice on an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon as they made the final preparations for the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at 3 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Ravens activated tight end Mark Andrews from injured reserve earlier in the day, and he was looking forward to playing a game for the first time since November 16th when he injured his ankle against the Bengals.

“I’m thinking about it, and I’m excited. I can’t tell you how excited [I am],” Andrews said after practice. “This is what I love to do. I love to play football. I love the Ravens. I love this city. I’m going to give them everything I’ve got.” 

When asked what having Andrews back means to the Ravens’ offense, quarterback Lamar Jackson replied: “It means I have another security blanket. … Mark has been looking good. He’s been looking sharp. He’s been speeding up the process. He’s been looking great.” 

The Ravens did not rule out any players for Sunday’s game, although linebacker Del’Shawn Phillips was listed as doubtful with a shoulder injury.

Cornerback Marlon Humphrey (calf), wide receiver Tylan Wallace (knee), and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (knee) are questionable. Humphrey was a full participant at Friday’s practice, which bodes well for his availability.

“He looked good. I’m confident [he’ll play on Sunday], but I can’t say for sure,” Harbaugh said about Humphrey.  

For Kansas City, running back Isiah Pacheco returned to practice Friday for the first time this week after dealing with an injured ankle/toe. Pacheco has 186 yards rushing in two playoff games — which ranks second to the Packers’ Aaron Jones (226) — and is listed as questionable.

Chiefs All-Pro guard Joe Thuney (pectoral) has been ruled out. Backup Nick Allegretti is expected to start the 14th game of his career.

Wide receiver Sky Moore (knee), defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi (triceps), and offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho (quad) also will not play.

 

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