WINGS MILLS, that’s crazy. — Baltimore Raven strategist Lamar Jackson is expected to begin Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, said Adam Schaefter, ESPN source.
Jackson, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Thanksgiving, completed a 10-day quarantine on Saturday and can be activated from the reserve list on Sunday. The current NFL MVP was allowed to train on Sunday and can participate in the Monday pre-game walk against the Cowboys (3-8), which has been postponed twice due to the recent COVID 19 outbreak in the Ravens.
Raven’s coach John Harbau refused to comment on Jackson’s status or participation in Sunday’s practice.
I know there will be questions about the boys who have been taken off the COVID list, and whether or not they are going to play, Mr Harbow said. This is a medical decision. It’s very premature to say anything about this right now. I won’t know until the final medical decisions have been made. We’re not talking about who’s gonna be taken off that list until the NFL line is officially open. That’s our policy.
He asked if Jackson was training: I won’t comment. Well, I don’t. I’m just sticking with our policy on this.
On Sunday, Ravens unexpectedly announced that the practice session was moved to the track just 15 minutes before the scheduled start. It was a closed training session for media representatives who could not see if Jackson or other actors were involved. According to Harbow, the changes in practice are due to the wind, which can reach up to 13 miles per hour depending on the weather.
The Ravens do not need to announce that Jackson has been activated because there is no wire transfer for NFL transactions on Sunday. Baltimore can wait until Monday at 4:00 p.m.
Mr. Harbow asked if the lack of comment was tactical in nature. That’s the way it is.
Then Harbo turned to conspiracy theorists and said: I think somebody was on the turf, too.
Harbau mentioned that players on the reserve list can be activated and trained, but medical staff still need to check how these players react to physical activity through a series of tests before they are disposed of.
In recent days, Jackson has actively participated in virtual meetings and watched a film about what the Ravens do in practice, said offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
He’s really ahead of the game, Roman said. The only thing he can’t do is be there and participate. But mentally, he’s right.
Jackson’s return comes at an opportune time, with replacement Robert Griffin III, who defeated Jackson 19-14 in Pittsburgh last week, and who was added to the hamstring injury pool on Friday. As a result, Trace McSorley threw six career NFL assists in the sixth round of 2019, becoming the only quarterback still active in Baltimore. McSorley will now be Jackson’s main fuse.
A year after becoming the second unanimous MVP candidate in the NFL, Jackson survived a tough season. With the entrance of 13. Week 21 is the 21st in the entire CBD (61.8), the 26th for the number of completed works (63.4%) and the 24th for the crossings (1948).
Jackson can play on the Tuesday after activation two days before the game, as there is no official deadline for players to leave the roster under NFL rules. The medical staff decided to clean the house.
Baltimore (6-5), who fell straight into third place three times in the AFC North section, brings Jackson back to his critical phase of the season. To advance to the play-offs for the third straight year, the Ravens will likely have to beat at least four of the last five games, including the Cowboys, Cleveland Brownes (8-3), Jacksonville Jaguars (1-10), New York Giants (4-7) and Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1).
Jackson is the last competitor to return to Baltimore to survive one of the biggest coronavirus epidemics in professional sport. In the last two days, the Ravens have been activated by seven players from the reserve/KVID-19 roster, including defender Calle Campbell, fullback J.K. Dobbins and fullback Pernell McPhee.
Mark Andrews, outside linebacker Matthew Judon and receiver Willie Snead IV will still not be in Baltimore for Tuesday’s game against Dallas, but the three regulars are expected to return for the game against the Browns. President Dick Cass pointed out on Saturday that at least four strains of the coronavirus have been found in the Voronov facility.