The Ravens will be without Lamar Jackson on Sunday since he did not travel with the team. Special teams coach T.J. Weist is also not traveling to Cincinnati.
QB Lamar Jackson and Special Teams Coach T.J. Weist will not travel with the team to Cincinnati.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 25, 2021
Special Teams Coach Randy Brown will take over Coach Weist’s duties.
Tyler Huntley has officially been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) December 25, 2021
Ravens also signed QB Kenji Bahar to the practice squad and elevated him for Sunday’s game.
So, for a battle for first place in the AFC North, the Ravens’ QBs are: Josh Johnson and Kenji Bahar.
The Ravens did get some good news, as they’ve activated wide receiver Sammy Watkins and safety Chuck Clark off the COVID-19 list, so they’re set to play Sunday.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley is being placed on the NFL COVID-19 list and is out for Week 16, according to the NFL Network.
That means if Lamar Jackson is inactive as expected, the Ravens will be down to Josh Johnson at quarterback against the Bengals.
For Baltimore, the biggest story is obviously with quarterback Lamar Jackson. The NFL MVP is dealing with a bone bruise on his ankle that caused him to miss the team’s Week 15 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
For the second straight week, Jackson was a DNP for all three practice sessions. He’s listed as questionable to play, though it looks like he’s really closer to doubtful.
The Ravens got a bit of a curveball Friday when backup quarterback Tyler Huntley was a DNP due to a non-COVID illness, and he’s now listed as questionable to play. However, ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reports that Huntley is expected to start Sunday.
Jackson and Huntley aren’t the only key players Baltimore could be without Sunday. Right tackle Tyre Phillips (knee) is doubtful to play, while left guard Ben Powers (foot) has already been ruled out.
Seven other Ravens are questionable to play, including defensive tackle Calais Campbell (thigh), fullback Patrick Ricard (knee) and safety Brandon Stephens (illness).
For the Bengals, they’re relatively healthy in terms of the key players on the 53-man roster. Logan Wilson (shoulder) is the only player ruled out for Week 16, while Khalid Kareem (concussion), Hakeem Adeniji (ankle) and Fred Johnson (illness) are questionable to play.
Joe Mixon (ankle) was a full participant all week and is not on the final injury report, so he’s good to go.
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