Jackson (illness) is in line to make his first career start Sunday against the Bengals, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. After sitting out Thursday's practice with the illness, Jackson returned Friday as a full participant and doesn't have a designation on the Ravens' final injury report. Meanwhile, Joe Flacco (hip) is listed as doubtful after failing to practice in any capacity this week, likely forcing the Ravens to choose between Jackson and Griffin for the Week 11 starting assignment. The team might even consider a rotation at quarterback, with the rookie getting more work on early downs while the veteran handles obvious passing situations. Coach John Harbaugh doesn't seem inclined to name his starter until Sunday, but it is possible the information leaks Friday or Saturday. The Ravens have a 1 p.m. EST kickoff against a Bengals team that allowed more than 500 yards of offense in each of its last three games.
Jackson (illness) participated in Friday's practice. Jackson sat out Thursday due to a stomach issue, but he was feeling good enough to return to the field just one day later. That leaves the door open for the rookie to start Sunday against the Bengals if fellow quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is unable to go. More details regarding the Ravens' quarterback situation for Week 11 should emerge when the team releases its final injury report of the week later Friday.
A stomach issue caused Jackson to miss Thursday's practice, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. With Joe Flacco (hip) also not practicing, Robert Griffin III was the only Baltimore signal-caller taking reps Thursday. We'll look for added clarity with regard to the team's Week 11 QB situation no later than Friday, but Baltimore's coaching staff has already noted that Flacco does not necessarily need to practice this week in order to start Sunday's 1:00 PM ET game against the Bengals.
Jackson and Robert Griffin will both be candidates to start if Joe Flacco (hip) isn't available for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. The Ravens aren't quite ready to evaluate Jackson at the expense of their prospects for making a playoff push, though it isn't clear Flacco (or Griffin) gives them a better chance to win. The hip injury is serious enough to threaten Flacco's availability coming out of a Week 10 bye, setting up an interesting week in Baltimore ahead of a crucial game against a fellow AFC wild-card contender. Whichever quarterback ends up starting will take aim at a slumping Bengals team that fired Teryl Austin from the defensive coordinator position Monday.
Jackson may take over the starting job for Week 11 against Cincinnati while fellow quarterback Joe Flacco recovers from a hip injury, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports. Flacco is still in the process of seeking medical opinions, but his injury reportedly is serious enough to warrant some discussion of surgery or prolonged rest. The Ravens may want to use it as a convenient excuse for a quarterback change even if Flacco isn't in too much pain, as the team heads into a Week 10 bye at 4-5 after three consecutive losses. Selected at No. 32 overall in this year's draft, Jackson offers enough upside as a rushing threat to warrant ownership in all two-QB fantasy leagues and also some single-QB formats. It's anyone's guess what he'll offer as a passer, but there's no questioning his rare combination of size, speed and running instincts. A switch from Flacco to Jackson would probably be good news for Alex Collins and bad news for all the Baltimore pass catchers, with the team likely shifting its focus more toward the running game. Jackson's presence in the backfield might help open up lanes for Collins, whereas the current Baltimore offense has featured 42.1 pass attempts per game from Flacco while producing just 3.6 yards per carry.
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