Ravens tight end Nick Boyle talks about the possibility of his role increasing with Mark Andrews injury.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said Tuesday that he feels “great” after suffering a quadriceps injury Sunday and plans to play Thursday night against the New York Jets.
“I feel great. I feel good. I’m 100 [percent],” said Jackson, whom team officials estimated to be limited in the team’s walk-through Tuesday. “I’m going to be out there Thursday night.”
Jackson, the front-runner for NFL Most Valuable Player honors, was also a limited participant in Monday’s walk-through. Coach John Harbaugh called him day-to-day but said Jackson’s injury was not serious.
Jackson said he was hurt in the third quarter of the Ravens’ 24-17 win over the Buffalo Bills, the team’s ninth straight. As he stepped into his 61-yard touchdown pass to tight end Hayden Hurst, Buffalo defensive end Jerry Hughes hit Jackson below the waist. The momentum of the collision knocked Jackson back several yards.
“I was just celebrating, but I was like, ‘I’m kind of sore,’ ” said Jackson, who noted that teams have targeted his lower body more in recent weeks. “But I’m good now. It was worth it, 100% worth it.”
Tight end Mark Andrews, who left Sunday’s game with a knee injury, returned to practice Tuesday and was limited. Defensive lineman Jihad Ward (elbow) was limited for the second straight day.
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley (concussion), defensive back Anthony Levine Sr. (ankle) and linebacker Chris Board (concussion) missed their second straight practice. Running back Mark Ingram II, safety Earl Thomas III and defensive tackle Brandon Williams were absent for noninjury reasons.
The Jets’ estimated injury report Tuesday was identical to Monday’s. Safety Jamal Adams (ankle), tight end Ryan Griffin (ankle), running back Bilal Powell (ankle/illness), wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/knee) and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams (neck) did not participate. Running back LeVeon Bell (illness) participated fully, as did starting quarterback Sam Darnold (knee/left thumb).