Ravens: Lamar Jackson expected to play in Week 3 despite illness

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The Baltimore Ravens have a total of 10 players on their final injury report for their Week 3 meeting with the Detroit Lions. And quarterback Lamar Jackson is one of them.

Jackson was a surprise addition to the injury report on Thursday leaving many concerned about his status. But as it turns out, Jackson was simply dealing with a stomach bug and he returned to practice the next day.

Despite this, Jackson was still listed as questionable on the final injury report. But as expected, it seems as though he’ll be able to play.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported early Sunday morning that Jackson is expected to play against the Lions. This hardly comes as a surprise, but it is noteworthy.

The Ravens will have Lamar Jackson in Week 3

Jackson was always expected to play in Week 3 and it honestly came as a bit of surprise that he was listed as questionable on the final injury report despite returning to practice on Friday.

Nonetheless, the Ravens won’t be forced to turn to Tyler Huntley to lead an injury-plagued Ravens roster today.

Jackson is one of eight players listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report with left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and defensive lineman Derek Wolfe (back) both already declared OUT.

Marquise Brown (ankle), DeShon Elliott (concussion), Jimmy Smith (ankle), Pernell McPhee (shoulder), Daelin Hayes (knee), Tavon Young (knee), and Chris Board (other) are all listed as questionable for Week 3.

Many of them are expected to play including the likes of Brown, Elliott, Smith, and Hayes, but the Ravens will certainly be shorthanded.

Not on that list are Jaylon Ferguson, Justin Houston, Brandon Williams, and Justin Madubuike who each landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. All four will be forced to sit out in Week 3.

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The Ravens will be missing a number of key players this week. But one player who they aren’t expected to be without is Lamar Jackson.