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Baltimore Ravens Make Decision On First-Round Pick Rashod Bateman

A closeup of two Baltimore Ravens football helmets.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 25: A pair of Baltimore Ravens helmets sit on the sidelines during the Ravens game against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on August 25, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Good news on the injury front has been hard to come by for the Baltimore Ravens over the past month. But with rookie wideout Rashod Bateman on injured reserve due to a groin injury, the team has made a decision on his status for the coming weeks.

On Wednesday, the Ravens announced that they have activated Bateman from IR and will let him practice today. Also coming off IR is third-year wide receiver Miles Boykin.

The two have not yet been added back to the 53-man roster though. Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the team has a 21-day window to add them to their roster.

Bateman has yet to make his NFL debut after going No. 27 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. He was a star receiver at Minnesota and was a two-time All-Big Ten selection.

Surprisingly, the loss of Rashod Bateman, Miles Boykin and three of their top running backs hasn't stopped the Ravens from starting the season strong.

They're currently 2-1 thanks to a pair of remarkable comebacks wins against the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson has picked up the slack and is currently on pace for a career-year in both passing yards and rushing yards.

Having Rashod Bateman back - whenever that may be - will only help him as the season goes along.

What kind of an impact will Bateman have when he makes his NFL debut?