OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Trace McSorley went from being the Baltimore Ravens’ No. 3 quarterback to their solely quarterback on the lively roster Friday, though reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson may get activated off the reserve/COVID-19 listing this weekend.
The Ravens positioned high backup Robert Griffin III on injured reserve Friday after he injured his hamstring in Wednesday’s 19-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Griffin will miss no less than three video games.
This leaves McSorley as the one quarterback on the 53-man roster as a result of reigning Jackson is on the reserve/COVID-19 listing and Tyler Huntley is on the apply squad. If Jackson is medically cleared Sunday, he can be obtainable to play in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys (3-8) on Tuesday evening.
“I want the very best for Lamar and his well being and he can get again as quickly as he can,” McSorley stated earlier than Friday’s apply. “However [we are going to] put together as we have all the time have been and be prepared for something.”
In changing Griffin halfway by the fourth quarter Wednesday, McSorley was spectacular in operating the group’s hurry-up offense with little or no apply time. He accomplished 2-of-6 passes for 77 yards, together with a 70-yard landing to vast receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. McSorley, a sixth-round choose in 2019, was simply activated off the reserve/COVID-19 listing a day earlier than the Ravens’ sport in Pittsburgh.
If Baltimore goes with McSorley in opposition to Dallas, he would turn out to be the primary quarterback since Troy Smith in 2007 to begin for the Ravens after not being drafted within the first three rounds.
Jackson, who examined constructive for the coronavirus on Thanksgiving, is nearing the completion of his 10-day quarantine. Ravens coach John Harbaugh would not touch upon the standing of these gamers on the reserve/COVID-19 listing as a result of it is a medical choice and never a training one.
“He is feeling nicely,” Ravens left deal with Orlando Brown stated. “He needs to be on the market taking part in. I do know Lamar is wanting ahead to getting on the market.”
The Ravens activated 4 gamers off the reserve/COVID-19 listing Friday: operating again J.K. Dobbins, beginning exterior linebacker Pernell McPhee and facilities Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura. Dobbins was set to take over Baltimore’s lead again position earlier than testing constructive on Nov. 22.
Baltimore now has 13 gamers on the reserve/COVID-19 listing, together with tight finish Mark Andrews. He’s one in every of two NFL gamers who’ve sort 1 diabetes. “I’ve not heard of any damaging penalties of the diabetes with Mark up up to now,” Harbaugh stated. “So, that is a constructive.”
The Ravens (6-5) have misplaced 4 of their final 5 video games, together with three straight.