Griffin is on track to fill the No. 2 quarterback role for the Ravens on Sunday against the Bengals with Lamar Jackson expected to start for the injured Joe Flacco (hip), Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Jackson is slated to receive the majority of the snaps under center in his first NFL start, which differs from an earlier report that suggested the rookie and Griffin might split the work in more equitable fashion. It's still expected that Griffin will see the field in some capacity for the first time since 2016, as he was out of football in 2017 and has been inactive through the Ravens' first nine games this season. Barring an in-game injury to any of the starting quarterbacks around the league in Sunday's action, Griffin and the Saints' Taysom Hill still appear to be two of the likelier backup signal-callers to accrue statistics in Week 11. With six teams on bye and options likely limited in two-QB leagues, that's enough to make Griffin someone worth considering for fantasy players who don't have two starting quarterbacks available for lineups this week.
Griffin and rookie Lamar Jackson are expected to share snaps at quarterback Sunday against the Bengals with Joe Flacco (hip) unlikely to be available, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
The Ravens have yet to officially announce which of the two healthy quarterbacks will start Adam Schefter of ESPN relays that Jackson is expected to receive the assignment. Jackson sat out Thursday's practice with an illness and returned Friday to avoid a designation heading into the weekend, but the missed reps with the first-team offense combined with his lack of prior experience could prompt coach John Harbaugh to turn to Griffin at various points during the contest. Both signal-callers will at least benefit from a cushy matchup with Cincinnati's 32nd-ranked pass defense (313.3 yards per game allowed).
Griffin practiced with the Ravens' starters at Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
With Joe Flacco's (hip) availability for Sunday's game against the Bengals in question, coach John Harbaugh relayed earlier in the week that both Griffin and Lamar Jackson would be candidates to start if Flacco can't play. Considering Jackson has dressed as the No. 2 signal-caller throughout the season, he seemingly represents the likelier option of the two if a replacement is needed, but the rookie was unable to get in any work at Thursday's practice while battling a stomach issue, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. That left Griffin as the team's only healthy quarterback at practice, allowing him to pick up valuable reps. The statuses of Flacco and Jackson will bear monitoring heading into the Ravens' final practice of the week, but their absences Thursday increase the possibility of Griffin seeing his first NFL regular-season action since 2016.
Griffin and Lamar Jackson 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.
It's never quite been clear whether Griffin or Jackson is the No. 2 quarterback, as the decision to keep the rookie active for games is dictated by his role as a rushing threat in certain packages. Jackson would obviously be the far more interesting choice, but it isn't out of the question that the Ravens could go with Griffin if they believe he's clearly superior as a passer. Flacco appears truly questionable for Week 11.
Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's season-opening tilt against the Bills.
The veteran will give way to first-round pick Lamar Jackson as Joe Flacco's backup to start the season. Griffin may frequently be subject to inactive status as long as both Flacco and Jackson are healthy, considering the former's solid grip on the starting job to open the season and the team's desire to develop the latter as much as possible during his first season.
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