Lamar Jackson’s status for Sunday’s game against the Bears is up in the air because of a non-COVID illness that was a limiting factor in practice, and popped up again on Saturday.
As it turns out, the Ravens’ QB isn’t the only one feeling the impact:
Ravens had a non-COVID virus go through their organization last week, affecting a multitude of players including Lamar Jackson, WR Rashod Bateman, C Bradley Bozeman, amongst others. Jackson arrived at stadium a short time ago and team soon will test him to see if he can play.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 21, 2021
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports a “non-COVID virus” swept through the organization, and it has touched a number of players. It’s not just Jackson, either. Rookie receiver Rashod Bateman had practice limitations earlier this week. As did center Bradley Bozeman. Jackson, Bateman, and Bozeman were all full participants in Friday’s practice. And things were looking like they were trending in the right direction. None of the three had a designated game status, suggesting it was all systems go for Sunday. And while Bateman and Bozeman still seem set to play, Jackson was a ’50-50′ shot at giving it a go as recently as last night.
And with the inactive players list posting at the bottom of the hour, this is a situation we must follow closely:
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) November 21, 2021
Ravens QB Tyler Huntley just jogged on the field for warmups. If Lamar Jackson can't go, Huntley, a former undrafted FA out of Utah, would make his first NFL regular-season start.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) November 21, 2021