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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson absent from practice for second straight day with knee injury, illness

Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown talks about the team's passing game as well as COVID-19 concerns.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson did not practice Thursday for the second consecutive day.

Jackson was sidelined with a knee injury and an illness, according to the team’s injury report. The illness is a new addition. While the team did not specify what kind of illness, Jackson would have to be added to the reserve/COVID-19 list if he were to test positive for the coronavirus or have been in close contact with an infected person.

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Jackson’s illness is a stomach ache, according to an ESPN report. Jackson did not practice Wednesday because of a knee injury, and ESPN reported that he was held out of Wednesday’s practice for precautionary reasons. Neither ailment is reportedly considered serious, and Jackson is expected to play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson has yet to miss a game because of injury since taking over as the starter in Week 11 of the 2018 season.

Robert Griffin III is the Ravens' backup quarterback, with 2019 sixth-round draft pick Trace McSorley third-string. Griffin, a former star in Washington, has completed one of two passes for nine yards and an interception this season in mop-up duty. He played in seven games for the Ravens last season, completing 60.5% of his passes for 225 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and added 70 rushing yards. He made one start, a 28-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17 with Jackson resting for the postseason.

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Three additional Ravens starters did not practice Thursday: rookie offensive guard Tyre Phillips (shoulder), defensive tackle Brandon Williams (not injury related) and running back Mark Ingram II (not injury related). Phillips also did not practice Wednesday because of a shoulder injury.

Tight end Mark Andrews, who was not listed on Wednesday’s injury report, was a limited participant Thursday with a thigh injury.

Tight end Nick Boyle (thigh), cornerbacks Marcus Peters (thigh) and Jimmy Smith (knee) returned to practice Thursday and were limited after not participating Wednesday.

Defensive back-linebacker Anthony Levine Sr. (abdomen) and wide receiver Chris Moore (thigh/finger) were also limited. So was left tackle Ronnie Stanley, who is battling a shoulder and hip injury. The hip injury is a new addition this week; Stanley was also limited with a hip injury in Week 2.

Wide receiver Marquise Brown (knee), rookie defensive tackle Justin Madubuike (knee) and Derek Wolfe (elbow) were full participants. So was rookie defensive tackle Broderick Washington (illness), who returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.

Bengals wide receiver John Ross (illness) did not practice Thursday. Running back Joe Mixon (shin), offensive tackle Jonah Williams (shoulder), defensive tackle Geno Atkins (shoulder), cornerback Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) and linebacker Markus Bailey (shoulder) were limited participants. Linebacker Logan Wilson (concussion) was a full participant.

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