Ravens elevate QB Tyler Huntley, DB Nate Brooks for regular-season finale vs. Bengals

Daniel Oyefusi, The Baltimore Sun

The Ravens have elevated quarterback Tyler Huntley and defensive back Nate Brooks from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Huntley, an undrafted rookie from Utah, will back up Lamar Jackson for the third consecutive game.

Huntley’s promotion is his second standard elevation. During the regular season, NFL rules have mandated that after a second standard elevation, any practice squad player who is promoted to the active roster must first clear waivers before rejoining the team. However, the NFL Management Council and NFL Players Association agreed to unlimited practice-squad elevations without a player having to clear waivers during the 2020 postseason, securing Huntley’s spot on the roster should he be needed for a playoff run.

Quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Trace McSorley remain on injured reserve with a hamstring and knee injury, respectively. Griffin has been eligible to return to practice for over a week, while McSorley can return next week.

The Ravens signed Brooks, who has yet to play this season, to the practice squad in November.

The Bengals placed starting defensive tackle Mike Daniels on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Daniels reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play Sunday. Cincinnati also elevated rookie linebacker Keandre Jones (Maryland) for Sunday’s game.