After a few days of quiet on the Lamar Jackson front, the Ravens are activating their starting quarterback off the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Monday.
It’s unclear if Jackson practiced Sunday at the team’s facility, though the team tried its best to keep that information a secret. Coach John Harbaugh declined to comment on Sunday and the team moved practice inside, meaning no reporters were allowed to attend.
Now, it appears Jackson is on pace to start in Tuesday’s game against the Cowboys with Trace McSorley as his backup. Robert Griffin III was placed on injured reserve last week and won’t be eligible to return for three games.
Jackson will have most of his offensive weapons back for Tuesday’s game off the COVID list, except for tight end Mark Andrews and wide receiver Willie Snead.
The Ravens also activated fullback Patrick Ricard, longsnapper Morgan Cox and defensive tackle Justin Madubuike which brings the team’s COVID list down to six players. They had as many as 23 players hit the COVID list last week.
The Ravens (6-5) will face the Cowboys on Tuesday to begin their final five-game stretch of the season. Judging by where they are in the standings, it seems they must finish at least 10-6 to make the playoffs.