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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson misses third straight practice due to illness

Tue Jul 23 3:36pm ET
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Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson was not on the field with the Ravens on Tuesday, missing his third consecutive practice due to illness.

Jackson was heartily defended by head coach John Harbaugh against critics on Sunday, but hasn't been on the field since.

"The vision that we have together is that Lamar Jackson is going to become and be known and be recognized as the greatest quarterback ever to play in the history of the NFL," Harbaugh said.

Jackson is currently backed up by Josh Johnson. The 38-year-old journeyman is in his third stint with the Ravens, who signed him in free agency in 2016 and brought him back in 2021.

Rookie Devin Leary, a sixth-round pick in April, and undrafted free agent Emory Jones are also on the 90-man training camp roster.

The Ravens were the third team to report to training camp behind the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears, who play Aug. 1 in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.

Baltimore opens preseason play Aug. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jackson hasn't played in a preseason game since 2021, when he completed 3 of 4 pass attempts.

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