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Ravens’ Lamar Jackson is on 10-day window for return from COVID list; Gov. Hogan urges quarterback to get vaccinated

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that quarterback Lamar Jackson, who tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27, is on a 10-day self-isolation period, which sets Jackson up for a potential return to the field later this week.

“Lamar is a 10-day. So, you just have to go back and count your days,” Harbaugh said when asked whether he knew when Jackson would return.

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Unvaccinated players who test positive for the virus must complete a 10-day quarantine before returning to team activities. In June, Jackson declined to divulge his vaccination status, calling it a “personal choice.”

A 10-day window from the day he tested positive suggests Jackson could reenter the facility as early as Thursday; the Ravens, however, are off Thursday and will hold practice Friday. Quarterbacks Tyler Huntley and Trace McSorley have shared snaps in his absence.

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On Tuesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged Jackson during a conversation with WBAL to get the vaccine.

“Lamar’s gotta get — you know, I’ll tell you what, with the rules the NFL put down, I can’t imagine a team wanting to forfeit a game and lose a chance at the playoffs and none of the players getting paid because somebody won’t get a vaccine,” Hogan told WBAL.

As the Ravens await Jackson’s return, the NFL continues to see its league-wide vaccinations numbers increase. According to multiple reports, 90% of players are vaccinated, up from 85% a week ago. Harbaugh said last week that the Ravens’ vaccination rate is in the 90% range and expected to increase.

"I thought for the most part, we were pad under pad, we were square, we were playing with our hands," said Harbaugh. "Fundamentally pretty sound."
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