Ravens coach John Harbaugh expects Joe Flacco to be more active in practice this week
The Baltimore Ravens have been without the services of quarterback Joe Flacco for the last three weeks as he has been ailed by a hip injury that has kept out of the lineup and almost entirely off the practice field.
However, Flacco has made some progress over the last several days that has seen him return to practice on a limited basis. Head coach John Harbaugh has voiced that he expects for him to have increased activity this week. (h/t Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk)
“I don’t anticipate it being full participation the whole practice but ramped up from last week,” Harbaugh said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.
The Ravens have kept a close eye on this situation over the last few weeks as he has worked his way back from the nagging injury.
However, it has opened the door to rookie Lamar Jackson getting some valuable playing time as he has started the last three straight contests. He has helped lead the team to wins in each contest. Meanwhile, Jackson’s play has continued to improve with every game that he has gotten under his belt proving to be a strong factor with both his arm and legs in the process.
The 21-year-old is coming off another strong outing in the 26-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons, where he completed 12-of-21 passes for 125 yards with 17 rushes for 75 yards and a touchdown. Jackson has primarily been a factor with his legs, piling up 265 rushing yards with two touchdowns over the last three games.
With Flacco still on the mend from the injury, it should Jackson in line to be the starter once again this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
What this indicates more than anything else is that Flacco is making some progress in his recovery from the injury that could see him back on the field in the next couple of weeks.