Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (not injury related) missed practice Friday. He's on the reserve/COVID-19 list and won't play in Week 12. Robert Griffin III will draw the start on Tuesday night against the Steelers. Since Week 13's game against the Cowboys has been moved from Thursday to Monday, Jackson will have a chance to get cleared by then.
Ingram can likely be added to this list as Ian Rapoport already said Ingram won't play with his calf injury. It's a big blow to fantasy owners playing in the finals in Week 17 who now won't have Jackson as their QB. But with nothing to play for and having the top seed locked up, it's a good time to get Jackson some rest. Griffin gets the start.
Before the Ravens beat the Jets last Thursday, there was a report indicating that the Ravens would likely rest quarterback Lamar Jackson in Week 17 if they had locked up the top playoff seed in the AFC.
Last Thursday’s win means that they can accomplish that task by beating the Browns this weekend. On Monday, head coach John Harbaugh was asked if the team will indeed sit Jackson if they knock off Cleveland this weekend.
Harbaugh said, “no plans have been made” at this point.
Harbaugh said he'd decide "when the time comes," but Jackson owners can't like the direction this looks to be heading. Owners may want to make sure they have a backup plan in place now if they were counting on Jackson for Week 17.
Reports today said Josh Johnson turned down a contract from the Ravens, so the team will turn to Callahan as a backup. The former Packers backup saw action with the Eagles last preseason. Baltimore OC Greg Roman coached Callahan in ‘08 at Holy Spirit HS, the tweet said.