BEREA, Ohio -- Barkevious Mingo doesnt have to wait any longer. Erik Karlsson Jersey . Hes recovered fr om a scary injury and cleared to play. Mingo, who was hospitalized with a bruised lung he sustained in an Aug. 15 exhibition game, returned to full contact in practice on Wednesday and is expected to make his NFL debut this week against the Baltimore Ravens. The first-round draft pick missed Clevelands final two preseason games and last weeks season-opening, 23-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins. But doctors have given him the OK to return to the field, and hes looking forward to it. "I feel better knowing that Im able to play if Im called upon," Mingo said. "I feel I bring a lot to this team, and the coaches can use me in different ways. I think thats the best part about it. Im ready to get it done and just ready to play." The No. 6 overall pick in Aprils draft worked with the punt-coverage team and took part in all of the contact drills with Clevelands other linebackers. Last week, he was restricted fr om hitting the blocking sled or tackling dummies. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Mingos role against the Ravens is still to be determined. "Well still be working him, and today well get him out there and see where hes at from a conditioning standpoint and make an assessment as we go in the week," Chudzinski said before the Browns practiced in oppressively steamy conditions. The former LSU standout is listed as a backup to starter Jabaal Sheard, but Mingo is expected to be rotated into Clevelands defence as an edge rusher. The Browns front seven, despite missing Mingo and starter Ahtyba Rubin, recorded four sacks and put decent pressure on Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill before tiring in the fourth quarter. "I think well get a pretty good rotation with that group," Chudzinski said. "They all really have something to bring to the table, and thats a strength of ours." Mingo believes he was injured while covering the opening kickoff against Detroit, but doesnt recall any significant contact. He experienced shortness of breath and spit up some blood while standing on the sideline. Mingo isnt concerned about taking another big hit, but said his mother, Barbara Johnson, is nervous about his safety. "She was worried. She still is," Mingo said. "She asks me every day how am I doing. I just have to let her know that Im doing good, I feel good. The coaches and the doctors both agree that Im able to play. Im ready to play, so I think shell be OK." Custom San Jose Sharks Jerseys . More importantly, he is trying to show his young teammates the Colorado are still post-season contenders. He hopes winning a series at home was a fresh start. Evander Kane Jersey . Then youve got to worry about the other up and coming teams in the two weaker divisions in the "Junior Circuit".SALT LAKE CITY -- Momentum on defence is a powerful thing. Force an opponent into a dry spell and a team can seize an opportunity to win big games. Thats the message the New York Knicks have been receiving in the locker room. Judging by what they did to the Utah Jazz, it appears they are getting the message. Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points on 11-of-19 shooting, and the Knicks pulled away for a 92-83 victory on Monday night that kept them one game back of the final Eastern Conference playoff berth. Tyson Chandler added 15 points and nine rebounds, while J.R. Smith scored 13 points and Raymond Felton chipped in 12 points and six assists to help New York (32-43) finish 3-2 on its western trip. Anthony knew it would be tough for the Knicks to pull it out in a traditionally tough road environment. "Any time you play against Utah on their home court, it is always going to be a grind out there," Anthony said. "Ive been playing them for years. Coming in and out here, a lot of battles and a lot of scars. They are always going to play tough." It wasnt just Anthony willing his team to victory. The Knicks made a collective effort to clamp down on the perimeter in the second half and keep Utah from shooting its way back into the game. New York shot 47 per cent (33 of 70) from the field while holding Utah to just 39 per cent (33 of 85). "We really got into them with our perimeter play," Chandler said. "The guys did an excellent job tonight of closing off the dribble. Even when we did get beat, we would kind of stand on their hip and funnel them into a tough situation, which allowed myself, Cole (Aldrich) and some other bigs to come over and help." Gordon Hayward scored 18 points, Alec Burks added 17 off the bench and Derrick Favours chipped in 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost for the 16th time in their last 18 contests. Utah controlled the glass, outrebounding New York 50-38. The Jazz had a 19-7 edge in second-chance points and a 42-36 edge in points in the paint. It didnt matter in the end because Utah went ice cold in a crucial second-half stretch wh ere it produced a single basket in 7 1/2 minutes. "We hit that little lull wh ere we just cant score and tthat is the difference in the game," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. Brent Burns Jersey. "It happened again tonight and we just have to keep fighting and get better." The Knicks scored on four straight possessions during a 15-2 run in the third quarter. Chandler punctuated the spurt with a layup, giving New York a 63-55 advantage. The Knicks hit 6-of-9 shots to open the quarter. The Jazz chipped away and tied it at 67 on Burks 3-pointer over Anthony, but the Knicks turned up the defence to seize control. The Jazz then made just one basket over a 7 1/2-minute stretch spanning the third and fourth quarters as the Knicks went on a 17-2 run. Anthony drained a pair of baskets to cap the run and give New York an 84-69 lead with 9:53 left in the fourth quarter. "Hes doing a lot of the little things," New York coach Mike Woodson said. "Hes done that all season. Hes been there when we needed him and now everybody is starting to chip in. It doesnt matter who plays. Theyre really taking advantage of the minutes theyre getting." New York jumped on the Jazz quick before quickly fading in the first quarter. The Knicks hit 7-of-9 shots to open the quarter and took a 15-10 lead when Smith drained a jumper and Chandler threw down an alley-oop dunk on consecutive possessions. The Jazz hit their first four baskets from 3-point range. The third one, from Trey Burke, put Utah in front for the first time at 18-15 and the fourth, from Hayward, put the Jazz back ahead 21-19 after Anthony made a pair of baskets to help New York reclaim the lead. Burks made back-to-back baskets and then fed Favours for a layup to boost Utahs lead to 40-30. New York trimmed the lead down at the free throw line when the Jazz got into foul trouble. The Knicks made 5-of-6 free throws before Smiths fadeaway 3-pointer a second before halftime cut it to 49-48. NOTES: Tim Hardaway Jr. left the game with a sprained right ankle. The Knicks said X-rays were negative. ... New York improved to 7-10 on the season in the second game of back-to-back games. ... Favours had his 23rd double-double of the season and the third in Utahs last four games. .... Chandler fell one rebound shy of having his 11th straight game with 10 or more rebounds. ' ' '