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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed practice on Wednesday with a COVID-19 related issue and it’s now been confirmed that he has tested positive for the virus.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced that Jackson received a positive result on Tuesday after previously testing negative in the prior days. This is now the second time that the star QB has dealt with COVID-19 after heading on the shelf last thanksgiving, which caused him to miss a crucial game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The timing is actually ideal for the Ravens. With training camp just getting underway, it’s not a huge deal that he’ll probably miss a few practices. In his place, Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley were taking the majority of the snaps for the Ravens.

The team also announced that running back Gus Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be sidelined for the beginning of camp. The Ravens were one of the organizations that dealt with a lot of COVID-19 problems in 2020, with a total of 20 players spending time on the reserve/COVID-19 list throughout the course of the season.

Jackson has been brilliant for Baltimore in his first three NFL seasons, leading them to the playoffs in each and every year. The former Lousville standout threw for 2,757 yards and 26 touchdowns in ’20.