QB Lamar Jackson among 8 Ravens not practicing on Thursday; 2 return from illness – The Denver Post


Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was missing from his 11th straight day of practice Thursday, casting further doubt on his availability for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A knee injury has sidelined Jackson since the Ravens’ Week 13 win over the Denver Broncos. After practice Wednesday, coach John Harbaugh declined to comment on the nature of his injury. “Not for me to say,” he said. “We’re just coaching the guys out here right now.”

Tyler Huntley is in line to make his fourth straight start in Sunday’s prime-time matchup. He made his first start of the season against the Steelers in Week 14, going 8-for-12 for 88 yards and rushing nine times for 31 yards before a third-quarter hit knocked him into concussion protocol. The Ravens ultimately won in Pittsburgh, 16-14, led by their rushing attack, defense and special teams.

A home win over the Steelers would force a winner-take-all Week 18 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, who lead the AFC North by a game. A loss, meanwhile, would hurt the Ravens’ place in the AFC’s wild-card race.

Defensive lineman Calais Campbell and cornerback Marcus Peters, who were hurt in the Ravens’ Week 15 loss to the Cleveland Browns and missed Saturday’s game against the Falcons, were also missing Thursday. Safety Geno Stone (hamstring), who was limited Wednesday, was absent as well.

On offense, the Ravens were without running back J.K. Dobbins, tight end Nick Boyle and center Trystan Colon, who missed practice Wednesday with a personal day. Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was present for the workout but not practicing.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul, who missed practice Wednesday with illnesses, were back Thursday.

This story will be updated.



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