"Anytime you get Samari back, it’s a good thing," Ravens coach Brian Billick said after practice Thursday. "He’s feeling better, and he’s gone through the evaluations. We’re hopeful for next week."
McAlister has been dealing with a strained knee, but has practiced on a limited basis for two consecutive days.
Darling has a strong background with quarterback Kyle Boller, who will start Sunday with Steve McNair out for at least the next two to three games with a partially dislocated non-throwing shoulder, since both players have worked together often with the second-team offense.