‘Big step’ puts Ravens TE Mark Andrews (ankle) close to return

The Baltimore Ravens saw hopeful signs from standout tight end Mark Andrews, who practiced Tuesday and is working toward a return to the team.

The Ravens begin their postseason Saturday at home with a divisional-round matchup against the Houston Texans.

Andrews, who also practiced last Friday, was officially “limited” but moved well and made a leaping grab during the portion of practice open to reporters.

“I think today was his best showing so far. He really took a big step,” coach John Harbaugh said. “What you saw today, we saw as well. So that’s encouraging. We’ll just have to see how it goes.”

Andrews missed the final six games of the regular season after suffering an ankle injury Nov. 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals but still led Baltimore in touchdown receptions with six.

He caught 45 passes for 544 yards.

“It’s great to see one of our main guys back,” quarterback Lamar Jackson said. “We just need him to keep preparing, keep getting better a day at a time. We’re waiting on him.”