(CBS Sports) — The Ravens are firmly in the driver’s seat of the AFC North race at 5-2 heading into their bye week and it appears like they’ll be getting some reinforcements for the stretch run when they get out of it. Baltimore receiver coach David Culley told reporters on Tuesday that he expects rookie receiver Marquise Brown to return to action following the team’s bye week when they host the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots.
Brown has been sidelined for the past two weeks due to an ankle injury but appears to be on the mend. With the extra rest coming with the bye, Baltimore should have their speedy rookie pass-catcher ready to go in short order.
“When he comes back and comes back healthy, he’ll be just where he was before,” Culley said Thursday, via ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. “I don’t see any slow-down in him at all.”