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Friday was not a good day for Lamar Jackson

Mike Florio and Peter King sift through all the ways an agent would be helpful for Lamar Jackson, including how it could’ve been a difference-maker at this year's Scouting Combine.

As Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson prepares for a limited crack at free agency, he has had two potential suitors take moves that most definitely take them out of the running for his services.

With the Panthers trading up to No. 1 with an obvious plan to draft a quarterback, they won’t be pursuing Jackson. And with the Dolphins picking up the fifth-year option on Tua Tagovailoa, a potential pairing with Jackson’s hometown team ain’t happening.

Even if Lamar had an agent, the exit of Carolina and Miami from a potential contest for his services would be a major problem. As Lamar continues to represent himself, it makes a difficult situation nearly impossible.

Again, all it takes is one team. But two potentially viable options have given conclusive credence to recent reports that they’re not interested by taking action that makes it clear they won’t be pursuing the 2019 MVP.