Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s Week 16 status is completely up in the air

Ravens, Lamar Jackson. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)
Ravens, Lamar Jackson. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was noticeably absent from Wednesday’s practice and may miss another week of action.

Jackson suffered a PCL strain in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos that saw him sit out of the Ravens’ last two games. Heading into Week 16, the Ravens were hopeful Jackson would be able to play against the Atlanta Falcons on Christmas Eve, but his practice status tells a different story.

Jackson was absent from Wednesday’s practice, marking his eighth straight missed practice this year. The fact that he didn’t participate in any capacity suggests he may not be ready to go on Saturday and that Baltimore may roll out with Tyler Huntley as a starter yet again.

Cornerback Marcus Peters and defensive end Calais Campbell were also absent in practice, tending to their respective injuries sustained in Week 15.

Ravens could be without QB Lamar Jackson for a third straight game

The Ravens are still reeling from the loss of wide receiver Devin Duvernay, who broke a bone in his foot in Tuesday’s practice and was placed on injured reserve.

In Duvernay’s place, Sammy Watkins could be in line for starting snaps after being claimed off waivers earlier this week.

Baltimore’s passing game remains the team’s Achilles heel in 2022, and while having Lamar Jackson back in the lineup wouldn’t automatically solve the Ravens’ offensive problems, he would certainly help.

Tyler Huntley started in Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns and recorded 138 passing yards and one interception; he and the Ravens’ offense only put up three points in a limp and lifeless performance.

The Ravens are already a step behind the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North title race and can’t afford to lose another game, especially when they’re playing against a sub-.500 opponent.

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Stay tuned for more updates on Jackson’s availability in the coming days.