OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The most notable absence of the Ravens’ practice Thursday was quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was one of two Ravens players not at practice. Defensive lineman Brandon Williams missed practice as well.
Thursday was the first time Jackson missed a practice all season long.
According to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, Jackson’s absence was related to an illness. Marshal Yanda missed yesterday's practice with an illness, too.
Jackson has been dealing with an illness: https://t.co/DuNF10Ic4u— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) November 7, 2019
The Ravens official injury report comes out mid-afternoon.
Jackson has led the Ravens to a 6-2 record this season and has 1,813 yards passing, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. He’s also got 637 rushing yards with five touchdowns. His play this season has cemented himself as an MVP candidate in the eyes of many across the league.
In Jackson’s absence, Robert Griffin III took all first-team reps at quarterback for the media viewing portion of today’s practice.
Griffin has thrown just six passes this season and 12 total since the 2016 season. Third-string quarterback Trace McSorley has never played in an NFL game.
The hope for the Ravens is that Jackson is well enough to be able to practice on Friday morning before the team heads off to Cincinnati.
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