Ravens QB Lamar Jackson expected to play vs. Panthers after missing practice with illness; TE Mark Andrews, RB Gus Edwards questionable

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed Friday’s practice with an illness but is expected to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, coach John Harbaugh said.

“He’ll be fine,” Harbaugh said. “He tried to get to practice but was just too sick.”


Jackson, who was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, sat out last year’s Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears with an illness. Friday’s practice was the first he’s missed this year. Jackson has played every snap on offense this season for the AFC North-leading Ravens, who are double-digit favorites over visiting Carolina.

If Jackson can’t play, the Ravens would turn to backup Tyler Huntley, who went 1-3 in four starts last year, with his lone win coming in Chicago. Practice squad quarterback Anthony Brown could also be activated.


Tight end Mark Andrews (shoulder/knee) practiced fully Friday, while running back Gus Edwards (hamstring/knee) was limited for a third straight day. Both are questionable for Sunday’s game.

Harbaugh said Andrews, the team’s leading receiver, “took quite a few reps” Friday. He missed the Ravens’ Week 9 win over the New Orleans Saints and was limited Wednesday and Thursday. Edwards, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, had a knee injury added to his designation.

“Of course, I was planning on those guys being back [Sunday], but I don’t want to get ahead of myself yet,” Harbaugh said Friday.

Rookie cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis (hip) did not practice for a second straight day and is listed as doubtful. Practice squad wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, also was not on the field Friday.

The Panthers ruled out top quarterback P.J. Walker (ankle), starting defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis (calf) and safety Juston Burris (concussion). Safety Myles Hartsfield (ankle), who, like Burris, has started a handful of games this season, is doubtful after not practicing this week.

Starting cornerback Jaycee Horn (foot) and starting fullback Giovanni Ricci (neck) are questionable but were full participants Friday for the second straight day. Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks told reporters Friday that starting safety Jeremy Chinn could be a game-time decision. Chinn has been out since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 4. He was designated to return on Nov. 8 but has not yet been activated.