Harbaugh: When Suggs will return still unclear

On Monday, ESPN reported that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs' most realistic return date is Nov. 4 rather than against the Texans on Oct. 21, when he's eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list.

Suggs' return would be ideal by early November with a stretch of two games against the Steelers in three weeks coming between Nov. 18-Dec. 2.

Suggs has been out all year following an offseason Achilles tendon injury.

Coach John Harbaugh addressed the report and provided the latest on Suggs at Monday's practice.

"It's really a quote that I said something about that in August is probably where he got it. The quote was along the lines of, 'Suggs is going to push it, and then we are probably going to be a little more cautious than he is going to be, because he is going to want to play.' Yes, that's probably fair," Harbaugh told reporters. "He's really worked hard. He's done a great job.

"(I will) stand up here and just tell you that the reality of it is the guy has done a great job of preparing himself. The six-week window ends before the Houston game, right? Then there are the rules that apply to PUP that we will just have to apply. None of us know. None of us know. Could it be that game?

"We have the bye week (after the Oct. 21 game), then two weeks after that or three weeks after that? His progress from between now and then is going to determine that. We don't know that yet. So once he gets out there and starts practicing, then we'll just have a better indication. Is (Oct. 21 against Houston) a possibility? Yes, because he's eligible to come back then, and he looks pretty good right now. But he's not going through any football workouts yet. He hasn't been through a practice or anything like that yet. I don't think you know until you see him practice."

Despite being without the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, the Ravens are 4-1.