Ravens QB Lamar Jackson misses second straight practice due to non-COVID related illness

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday due to a non-COVID related illness. Jackson was sent home Wednesday along with starting center Bradley Bozeman, who is also sick.

Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Thursday that Jackson is feeling better but did not have a complete update on the QB’s status for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Jackson has missed just two games since becoming Baltimore’s starter in 2018, including one absence caused by COVID-19 last season. He’s tallied 2,447 passing yards in 2021, adding 639 on the ground. Jackson struggled in Baltimore’s Week 10 loss to the Miami Dolphins but is 7-2 as a starter following a loss in his career. The Ravens have only lost consecutive games twice with Jackson at the help, winning their last 11 games in 2019 and last five games in 2020.

Baltimore enters Week 11 leading the AFC North at 6–3 after last week’s loss to the Dolphins. Kickoff in Chicago on Sunday is slated for 1 p.m. ET.

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