BALTIMORE —Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey is active and will play against quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ explosive offense in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday at 3 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium.
Humphrey returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his calf against the Miami Dolphins on December 31st. Humphrey was a full participant in practice on Friday.
“I’ve been kind of trying to just stay positive through it,” Humphrey said about dealing with the injury. “It’s definitely not been ideal for me, but I think the best thing that’s kind of really helped me get through it is … honestly, what’s helping me get through it the most is just seeing how the guys are playing on Sundays.
“I obviously watch the defense a little closer than the offense, because I know what’s going on … but the way those guys have been flying around, it’s been inspiring to see.”
Humprey’s return should be a boost to the Ravens’ secondary, which has been playing well. Cornerbacks Ronald Darby, Arthur Maulet, Rock Ya-Sin, and Brandon Stephens have been solid, as have safeties Kyle Hamilton, Marcus Williams, and Geno Stone.
Humphrey missed the first four games of the regular season with a foot injury.
The Ravens’ seven inactive players for the game are: backup quarterbacks Josh Johnson and Malik Cunningham; wide receiver/returner Tylan Wallace (knee); offensive linemen Sam Mustipher and Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu; linebacker Del’Shawn Phillips (shoulder); and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin.
The Chiefs’ inactive players are: wide receiver Kadarius Toney; cornerbacks Keith Taylor and Ekow Boye-Doe; linebacker Willie Gay; defensive ends BJ Thompson and Felix Anudike-Uzomah; and All-Pro guard Joe Thuney.
The Ravens made a couple of moves to reinforce their roster on Saturday. Wide receiver Dan Chisena and inside linebacker Josh Ross were elevated from the practice squad. Chisena and Rosh played 16 snaps on special teams in the 34-10 victory over the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs last week.
In addition, the Pittsburgh Steelers claimed linebacker Jeremiah Moon off waivers. Moon was waived by the Ravens to make room for tight end Mark Andrews, who was activated from injured reserve on Friday.
This story has been updated.