The Ravens have activated all the players who landed on the COVID list earlier this week for close contact with CB Marlon Humphrey. That means ILB Patrick Queen, OLB Matt Judon and S DeShon Elliott -- among others -- will be available for Sunday's game against the Colts. Humphrey remains out, of course, as the only one who tested positive.
This will be an interesting week for the Ravens defense. CB Marlon Humphrey landed on the COVID list at the beginning of the week after testing positive. His list of close contacts includes OLB Matt Judon, ILB Patrick Queen, S DeShon Elliott and ILB L.J. Fort -- as well as reserve ILB Malik Harrison. They all must isolate for at least 5 days. Whoever passes COVID testing at the end of that phase will still be available to play Sunday against the Colts. We'll certainly be watching for the sake of IDP lineups, as well as the Baltimore team defense's outlook.
The Ravens selected LSU LB Patrick Queen with the 28th pick of the NFL Draft. Queen started just 16 games over his 3 seasons with the Tigers and didn't even open 2019 as a starter. He looked impressive after stepping in for suspended LB Michael Divinity, though, and then delivered a 90th-percentile speed score for the position. Queen goes to a Baltimore defense in desperate need of ILBs and should start right away. That makes up for the lack of college production in projecting him to the NFL. He'll land high in our rookie-draft IDP rankings and figures to be a redraft factor in 2020.