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Robert Griffin III will miss preseason after fracturing thumb in practice

Robert Griffin III will miss preseason after fracturing thumb in practice

With Lamar Jackson’s running style, small frame, and history of injuries, the backup quarterback position in Baltimore is going to be more important than it was behind the typically-durable Joe Flacco.

With that in mind, the Ravens took a hit Saturday night when Robert Griffin III struck a defender’s helmet with his thumb late during the team’s practice at M&T Bank Stadium.

The quarterback left practice andwas clearly upset on the sidelines. Reports later surfaced explaining why.

Griffin has a small fracture in the thumb of his throwing hand that will keep him out four to eight weeks. The team is optimistic he’ll be back in time for the start of the regular season, but this severely limits his opportunities to build chemistry with a largely new, and very young, receiving corps.

"I got a little issue with my thumb," Griffin told NBC Sports Washington's Rob Carlin. "I hit on the helmet of one of the defenders. I guess that's why they tell them to stay away from us."

After what turned out to be an extra physical practice, head coach John Harbaugh told reporters he didn't have a problem with the defense's aggression.

"That's football," Harbaugh said. "You know, they were good hits."

Trace McSorley, selected in the sixth round of April’s draft, stands to earn more reps at quarterback behind Lamar Jackson this preseason, but the Ravens will certainly be looking to add another arm or two for depth as well.

It’s a tough blow, and Griffin shared some thoughts on social media.

The Ravens are certainly hoping their backup quarterback will be ready to go by September 8 when they kick off their season against the Dolphins.

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The internet had some fun with Tom Brady's golf struggles

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The internet had some fun with Tom Brady's golf struggles

On the football field, there is no denying that Tom Brady is one of the best to ever do it. On the golf course, it is a much different story, at least on Sunday.

Participating in 'The Match', a charity golf round that also featured Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Peyton Manning, Brady had some struggles with his golf swing. A few errant shots off the tee coupled with other less-successful moments made Brady look rather human on the green.

Though he is an all-time great at the quarterback position, he looked like every other struggling casual golfer who can't seem to get things right out there. Having those rough swings play out before a national audience, the internet, of course, had some fun Brady's expense.

His opponents and friends from the NFL world also had to chime in. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton now has the unfortunate luck of having to face off against Brady two times in 2020 after the quarterback made the move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, if Brady performs the way he has on the golf course, maybe Payton will feel a little better.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson also threw a jab at Brady, asking if he wanted to try his luck against some less-talented golfers.

Of course, Brady did rebound and show that he can stroke the ball when he needs to. 

It's not very often that the internet can joke about Tom Brady failing at something, so it's no surprise that plenty of people got their jokes in on Sunday.

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Marlon Humphrey on Lamar Jackson: ‘He’s probably one of the most humble guys I’ve been around’

Marlon Humphrey on Lamar Jackson: ‘He’s probably one of the most humble guys I’ve been around’

Marlon Humphrey’s concerns about the NFL’s limited offseason are the same as everyone else’s: That the lack of an offseason program limits the growth a team can have together. 

He knows that because of the growth he saw from Lamar Jackson just a year ago.

Humphrey was a guest on an episode of ‘Late Night with Locks’ with Maryland head coach Mike Locksley on Friday night, where he talked about Jackson’s MVP season last year. 

“Lamar, man, I was just telling somebody the other day, the jump he made from OTAs to training camp last year, it was a crazy jump,” Humphrey recalled. “The stuff he does in a game, I’m just happy that’s in a game and I don’t have to guard that. He does some crazy stuff.”

He, like everyone else on the Ravens’ defense, saw firsthand Jackson’s growth from year-to-year. And he was one of the few people in the league who didn’t have to worry about Jackson in a game.

“There’s been a lot of times, in the NFL, you’re not truly thudding somebody all the time in practice,” Humphrey said. “There’s a lot of people that say they tackled Lamar and different things, but deep down, we all know that was not going to be a tackle in a game.”

But what stuck out to Humphrey most was Jackson’s off-the-field persona.

“I think the biggest thing Lamar does is just the way he goes about being in the building, being with his teammates,” Humphrey said. “Any time Lamar shows up to any event we invite him to, we all know everyone is going to go crazy for Lamar and he’s not going to be able to enjoy himself or anything. But he’s so humble enough to support his teammates when we have our different events here and there.”

He recalled a story where he, Tim Williams and Jaylen Hill were out to dinner immediately after joining the Ravens. They mentioned to the waitress that they played for the Ravens, and she didn’t believe him. 

Humphrey later said with a grin that not everyone in the city of Baltimore, even Ravens fans, can tell all the players apart sometimes.

“They don’t really know all the players, but they know they love the Ravens,” Humphrey said. “If you’re not Lamar Jackson, they don’t really know who you are ... but they really love the Ravens. When you say you play for the Ravens, they’re your best friend.”

Now, as Jackson and the Ravens have their sights set on a Super Bowl in the young quarterback’s second season as the starting quarterback, Humphrey is anxious to see, like everyone else, how Jackson grows even more.

“Last year, he tried to learn everybody’s name in the whole building,” Humphrey said. “That’s stuff that doesn’t get seen. He’s probably one of the most humble guys I’ve been around. It reminds me of a Jalen Hurts, just more energetic. I just can’t wait to see how he grows.”

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