Lamar Jackson back at Ravens’ practice

OWINGS MILLS — Ravens fans can exhale.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson returned to practice Friday one day after landing on the injury report with an illness.

It was the first practice that Jackson had missed all season.

Jackson emerged from inside the Under Armour Performance Center during the media viewing of practice. He immediately began warming up, zipping the ball to a couple of assistant coaches.

As a result, it appears Jackson will be ready to take the field in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams at M&T Bank Stadium. The forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of rain with wind up to 20 miles per hour.

Jackson also missed practice time with an illness in previous years, but it did not hamper his ability to play the following game.

Jackson did miss the last five games in each of the past two seasons with ankle and knee injuries. The Ravens are 4-8 when Jackson is not in the lineup.

However, he has appeared in every game this season and has thrown for 2,618 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. His 98.4 quarterback rating ranks seventh in the NFL.

He is also second on the team with 574 yards rushing and is the main catalyst in the Ravens’ offense.

The only player not on the Ravens’ practice field was wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who likely had a veterans day off because he has not been listed on the injury report this week.




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