The Ravens' linebacker had sustained a major back injury, cracked vertebrae at the bottom of his spin. It was an ailment usually suffered during a car accident.
In Bynes' case, the back issue was incurred on the practice field.
It took him six weeks to recover from this serious condition.
"Somebody hit me in an awkward position," Bynes said. "I got hit at an awkward angle. It's usually something to happen in the car accident. It's very rare to happen in football. Of course, it's scary. It's your back. You worry about if you're going to be able to play again.
"The only thing that heals it is rest, no surgery. The
Now, Bynes is on the active roster after being promoted from the practice squad with middle linebacker
An undrafted free agent from Auburn, Bynes spent time on the practice squad last season and was promoted to the active roster for the
Bynes could be utilized in a special-teams role Sunday against the
"It's good to see I can still play, it's a blessing," Bynes said. "Maybe I can play Sunday. There's a lot of good things about being active. I've been in this position before, but I feel like I have more knowledge of the game now."