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Ravens place QB Robert Griffin III on injured reserve; 4 activated from reserve/COVID-19 list

The Ravens placed quarterback Robert Griffin III on injured reserve Friday, sidelining the 30-year-old for at least the next three weeks.

Griffin injured his hamstring in the second quarter of Wednesday’s 19-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He stayed in the game until third-stringer Trace McSorley relieved him late in the fourth quarter.


Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Thursday did not disclose the severity of Griffin’s injury, or any others suffered against Pittsburgh, but said the team avoided any severe injuries.

“On the injury front, there’s nothing really to announce. There’s no major, season-ending injuries,” Harbaugh said.


The Ravens are left with just one quarterback on the 53-man roster, McSorley. Starter Lamar Jackson remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list and could return to practice ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Harbaugh said any player’s return to practice from the reserve/COVID-19 list would be “medical decisions, in the end, not coaching decisions. … So when the doctors clear them to practice, that’s when we’ll have them.”

If Jackson cannot return for the Cowboys game, McSorley would likely make his first career start, with Tyler Huntley, an undrafted rookie on the practice squad, serving as the backup.

Four return from reserve/COVID-19 list

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Running back J.K. Dobbins, outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and centers Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura were all activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Dobbins, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 22, finished his 10-day self-quarantine on Tuesday and was eligible to play Wednesday. So was fellow back Mark Ingram, who tested positive the same day but has yet to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Harbaugh said the decision to keep both players sidelined against the Steelers was a “medical decision.”

All four players activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list are eligible to play Tuesday against the Cowboys. Thirteen Ravens remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Extra point

>> Cornerback Anthony Averett (shoulder) and wide receiver Chris Moore (thigh) were designated to return from injured reserve. The Ravens will have 21 days to decide whether to activate each to the 53-man roster or send them back to IR.


>> Tight end Luke Willson was signed to the active roster. Signed to the practice squad on Nov. 17, Willson appeared in the team’s last two games.

>> Tight end Sean Culkin was placed on the practice squad injured reserve list. The following players were signed to the practice squad: running back Tommy Bohanon, guard Park Ehinger and defensive tackle Braxton Hoyett.