The Baltimore Ravens have lost three consecutive games and sit at 4-5, good for third place in the AFC North. Winning their upcoming game on Sunday, November 18 against the Cincinnati Bengals would be the first step towards securing a spot in the playoffs, but a new obstacle has popped up.
Starting quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a hip injury that leaves his status unknown moving forward.
The injury occurred during last Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt was called for offsides after tackling down Flacco. Seconds later, Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward knocked him down again.
He made his best attempts to stretch out his body and walk it off. Flacco didn't miss any plays for the rest of the game, but he was noticeably dealing with an injury.
Flacco claimed the injury didn't truly affect him, but that no longer seems to be accurate.
John Harbaugh and Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, have been unavailable for a comment on Flacco's injury. The rigor of his injury is still unknown, but Flacco has only missed six games throughout his 11-year NFL career.
Luckily, the Ravens have a great backup in first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson. Jackson has yet to start a game but will be ready to go if Flacco is unable to play.
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You've made it to Friday and the Baltimore Ravens secured their backup quarterback. What more could we ask for?
Here's the latest news surrounding the Ravens.
The Ravens and QB Robert Griffin III agreed in principle to a two-year deal Thursday. A solid option behind Lamar Jackson, players around the league are happy to see the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year remain in the NFL.
The Ravens' newest member of their special teams unit, Justin Bethel, doesn't just have skills on the field but off the field as well. Bethel and his brothers have their own jazz band called House of Bethel, where the Raven plays the drums. In the music video for their single called, "The New Boss," Bethel has nearly a minute long drum solo.
ESPN's Mel Kiper re-graded the Ravens' 2018 draft class, bringing them from a B-plus to an A-minus. One of the more stronger classes in recent history, the additions of Jackson, Mark Andrews, Hayden Hurst and Orlando Brown Jr. served the Ravens well in 2018.
Is Action Jackson a hockey guy? The Ravens QB was spotted Thursday night at an Arizona Coyotes game.
March 24-27: Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, Az.
April 15: Voluntary OTA's may begin
April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
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The Baltimore Ravens have found their backup to Lamar Jackson. The team announced Thursday they are planning on re-signing Robert Griffin III to a two-year contract pending a physical.
Griffin III made his return to the NFL in 2018 when Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens surprisingly signed the QB to a one-year, $1 million deal.
Behind Joe Flacco and Jackson, the Ravens chose to keep three QBs on their 53-man roster in case something were to happen to Flacco and Jackson hadn't fully developed to their liking. One of those fears did come true and Griffin III provided the Ravens with a valuable insurance policy.
The 29-year-old appeared in three games for the Ravens, completing 2-of-6 passes for 21 yards.
With Flacco now the starting QB for the Broncos and the Ravens viewing Jackson as their long-term signal caller, re-signing Griffin III as their No. 2 makes a ton of sense for both the QB and the Ravens.
"I feel like I have a good grasp of what this team is trying to do," Griffin III said back in January. "I would love to help Lamar [Jackson] continue to develop and also be available and ready to play."
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