Jackson (ankle) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
In addition to the good news about Jackson's ankle injury, coach John Harbaugh confirmed Wednesday morning that the rookie will continue to start at quarterback. Joe Flacco (hip) is expected to return for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay as the backup signal-caller, though it isn't out of the question he could play a few snaps, specifically in obvious passing situations. Jackson's ability to practice without any restrictions suggests the injury shouldn't hinder his mobility Sunday.
Coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Jackson (ankle) would remain the team's starting quarterback Sunday against the Buccaneers, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Though longtime No. 1 signal-caller Joe Flacco (hip) is scheduled to return from a four-game absence this weekend, he'll dress as the backup for the first time in his career after Harbaugh stated that Jackson "gives the team the best chance to win right now," per Zrebiec. It's hard to quibble with Harbaugh's assessment, given that the Ravens sat at 4-5 under Flacco's stewardship while Jackson has helped guide the team to three wins in his four starts, with the lone loss coming in overtime on the road to the 11-2 Chiefs. Jackson tweaked his ankle during the contest and briefly exited the contest, but it's expected that he'll be a full practice participant by the end of the week to erase any concerns about his availability versus Tampa Bay.
Coach John Harbaugh suggested Jackson (ankle) could lose some snaps to Joe Flacco (hip), Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. "It stands to reason that if Joe's ready to go, he'll be part of the game plan," Harbaugh said Monday. "He's too good of a player not to be."
This isn't the first time Harbaugh has mentioned the possibility of using both quarterbacks, only this week there's actually a good chance Flacco will be ready to play. Meanwhile, Jackson is dealing with an ailment of his own, though Harbaugh expects the rookie to be okay for a Week 15 home game against the Buccaneers. Jackson reportedly walked around the locker room without a noticeable limp after missing the final two snaps of Sunday's 27-24 loss to Kansas City. The Ravens' quarterback situation will once again require close attention, with Jackson potentially losing a sizable portion of his fantasy appeal if the ankle is still an issue and/or Flacco is expected to get some snaps.
Jackson (ankle) is on track for another start Week 15 against the Buccaneers,ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
Joe Flacco (hip) is expected to return from a four-game absence, but he'll likely serve as the No. 2 quarterback unless there's a complication with Jackson's ankle injury. The rookie first-round pick missed the final two snaps of Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss in Kansas City, but X-rays came back negative and he reportedly walked around the locker room without a limp after the game. His unparalleled reliance on running means any lingering ankle soreness would be problematic from a fantasy standpoint even if he's cleared to make another start.
X-rays on Jackson's injured ankle conducted after Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs returned negative, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The rookie believes he'll be ready to play Week 15 against the Buccaneers.
For the second week in a row, Jackson departed from a game but was cleared to return to action in short order when an injury wasn't deemed worrisome. Unlike last week, however, Jackson was unable to lead the Ravens to another victory, spelling an end to the team's three-game winning streak. While Jackson once again proved shaky as a passer -- he completed 13 of 24 attempts for 147 yards and two touchdowns -- and lost a fumble, but he carved up the Chiefs on the ground for 71 yards on 13 carries. The fact that the Ravens nearly scored a road upset against the AFC's top team is probably enough to earn Jackson another start Week 15, despite longtime No. 1 quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) seemingly trending toward being available for that contest.
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