Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed his second straight practice Sunday with what coach John Harbaugh called a soft-tissue injury, one day after getting a day off to rest.
According to an ESPN report, Jackson has missed the past two practices with a groin injury and is expected to return to practice Monday.
When asked after the team’s first training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium about Jackson’s absence, Harbaugh said: “We’ve got a couple guys — I think [cornerback] Marcus Peters is another one, [running back] Justice Hill is another one — who have some soft-tissue things. And [we would] just rather be safe with those guys right now and give those things a chance to get better and be right.”
“What he’s getting right now is a day he normally gets,” assistant head coach David Culley said Saturday. “He’s been throwing the ball all training camp, and the arm gets tired every now and then. This is just part of the rest that he has gotten in previous camps.”
Asked later if “soft-tissue things” played a role in Jackson’s tired arm, Harbaugh declined to comment further.
“It’s training camp. We’re getting close to the season and we’re really not talking about injuries too much,” he said.
Peters and Hill were spotted on the sidelines in sweats. It was the second consecutive missed practice for Peters.
Jackson shared a video from the locker room at the team’s training facility in Owings Mills, seemingly from Sunday, on his Instagram Story.
Without Jackson in the lineup for a second consecutive day, the offense struggled to find a consistent rhythm in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. Backup quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Trace McSorley struggled with accuracy for parts of the afternoon. McSorley threw the first interception in 7-on-7 drills to undrafted rookie safety Nigel Warrior, overthrowing wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown on an out-breaking route.
Undrafted rookie Tyler Huntley had the most success of any quarterback pushing the ball downfield and found tight end Jerell Adams for a short touchdown pass to conclude practice.
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In addition to Jackson, Peters and Hill, the Ravens were missing wide receiver Chris Moore (finger), running back Kenjon Barner and rookie tight end Eli Wolf.