“It’s pretty dope,” Jackson said Wednesday. “But I’m here to win. .... I appreciate it, but I’m trying to win.”
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness) is questionable for Sunday’s road matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
One day after missing practice with an illness, Jackson returned to practice Friday and was a full participant. Jackson’s absence was his first of the season, but coach John Harbaugh said Jackson is feeling better.
The last time Jackson missed practice, also with an illness, came days before he made his first NFL start last November against the Bengals. Robert Griffin III, who went 6-for-6 for 55 yards and a touchdown in the season-opening win over the Miami Dolphins, is Jackson’s backup, followed by rookie Trace McSorley.
The Ravens listed six additional players as questionable: rookie wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (ankle/thigh), wide receiver Chris Moore (thumb), left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee), free safety Earl Thomas III (non-injury related/knee), guard Marshal Yanda (illness) and rookie defensive tackle Daylon Mack (knee/hip).
Harbaugh said Thomas and cornerback Jimmy Smith (non-injury related), the only players who did not practice Friday, will play Sunday. Smith was not designated with a game status.
Meanwhile, Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has been ruled out of Sunday’s game.
After not practicing Thursday because of a lingering ankle injury, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection returned to practice Friday but did not run during the portion open to reporters. He underwent surgery during training camp and has not played in a game this season.
Green was listed as out on the injury report Friday, along with starting right guard Alex Redmond and top cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who hasn’t played since the Bengals’ Week 6 loss to the Ravens.
With Cordy Glenn listed as questionable, John Jerry is expected to start at left tackle for the fourth straight game. Cincinnati tight end Tyler Eifert practiced Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday’s workout.