Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed practice Wednesday afternoon with a back injury, the second workout in the past week that he’s missed.
Jackson, who was not in any obvious pain when he spoke to reporters Wednesday morning, took some open-field hits in Sunday’s win over the Lions. He missed a practice last week because of an illness but played without limitations in Detroit.
Jackson was one of eight Ravens missing, along with offensive tackles Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and Alejandro Villanueva (knee), wide receiver Sammy Watkins (rest), defensive end Derek Wolfe (hip/back), outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (shoulder), cornerback Tavon Young (knee) and safety DeShon Elliott (quadriceps). Coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that he didn’t have an update on Stanley or Wolfe.
Five Ravens returned, including wide receivers Rashod Bateman and Miles Boykin, who were full participants in their first practice since Aug. 10 and Aug. 2, respectively. Defensive linemen Brandon Williams and Justin Madubuike and outside linebacker Justin Houston were back after being activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, who reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, remains sidelined.
In Denver, starting guards Graham Glasgow (knee) and Dalton Risner (ankle) did not practice. Starting running back Melvin Gordon III (ribs), starting defensive lineman Mike Purcell (knee) and reserve outside linebacker Andre Mintze (hamstring) were limited.