Baltimore Ravens’ star quarterback Lamar Jackson wasn’t on the field as the Ravens opened training camp practices this morning. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jamison Hensley, Jackson had a test for COVID-19 that was flagged by NFL officials.
Lamar Jackson is not practicing today in a COVID-related case the league still is trying to process, per @jamisonhensley and me. Jackson, who tested positive on Thanksgiving, had another test that NFL officials flagged. NFL now going through science, and Ravens awaiting answers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2021
As the Ravens and the league work through the flagged test, the Ravens will rely on Trace McSorley, Tyler Huntley and Kenji Bahar to facilitate passing related drills and quarterback work.
Jackson tested positive for COVID-19 back in November and missed a Thanksgiving week matchup against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Over 20 Ravens tested positive for that matchup and the league was forced to move the game to a rare Wednesday regular season game.
This comes the day after newly extended running back Gus Edwards was placed on a 10-day mandatory quarantine after a positive test. When the Ravens will see Jackson return to practice is currently unknown.
More details are expected to be announced in the coming hours as the Ravens and the league work through the situation.