Lamar Jackson, Gus Edwards Miss First Training Camp Practice
Day one of training camp for most teams around the NFL is met with little news as players practice in only helmets and shorts as they preparing for the long haul of a traditional NFL season.
But for the Baltimore Ravens the first day of training camp saw two of their star players miss after testing positive for Covid-19. Running back Gus Edwards was ruled out yesterday after receiving a positive test, while quarterback Lamar Jackson was ruled out today after his test came back positive.
Jackson returned to the facility last Thursday and had tested negative each day up until today. This is the second time Jackson has tested positive for Covid-19, Jackson was sidelined for the week 12 lose against the Steelers last season after a positive test result.
Both Edwards and Jackson will have to miss at least the next ten days, barring any other setbacks. While the Ravens reportedly have 90% of their roster vaccinated, having two key players both test positive shows that the virus is still very much having an impact.
Jackson’s absence gave way to quarterbacks Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley. With so much discussion around who will backup Jackson this season, reps between McSorley and Huntley while Jackson is out will be very important as both will likely see time with the first team offense.
Other players that missed practice today include Tight ends Nick Boyle (Knee) and Jacob Breeland (Knee). Offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley (Ankle) and Ja’Wuan James (Achilles). Linebacker Otaro Alaka (Knee), cornerbacks Anthony Averett and Iman Marshall (Knee).
The Ravens return to the practice field tomorrow morning for day two of training camp.