Ravens Sign Quarterback Josh Johnson, Lamar Jackson Still Day-to-Day
The Ravens signed veteran journeyman Josh Johnson on Wednesday off the New York Jets practice squad. Johnson will be activated to the Ravens 53-man roster, and will join quarterbacks Tyler Huntley and Chris Streveler as they prepare for Sunday’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
Johnson was a member of the Ravens in 2016 playing in the preseason before being released. Johnson has bounced around the league with his most recent start coming in Washington in which he led the Football Team to one win in three starts.
Jackson’s status for Sunday remains uncertain, as he did not practice as expected on Wednesday and remains day-to-day with an ankle injury. If Jackson is unavailable against Green Bay, Tyler Huntley who took over for an injured Jackson last Sunday, is expected to make his second career NFL start.
The Ravens signing of Johnson appears to be an emergency depth move, in case Jackson is inactive and if Huntley were to go down with his own injury. Johnson, while less effective then Jackson and Huntley does has the ability to run and would allow the Ravens to follow a similar game script to that of Jackson. As opposed to third string quarterback Chris Streveler who is much more of a traditional pocket passer.
The Ravens will practice again on Thursday.