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Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson out with ‘COVID issue’

May 26, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) in action during an OTA at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports
May 26, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) in action during an OTA at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar Jackson is not on the practice field with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday due to a COVID-related issue.

ESPN reported the specifics behind Jackson’s absence were unclear early Wednesday as the NFL flagged Jackson’s latest COVID-19 tests. The league is still trying to process and evaluate the results.

Running back Gus Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 and also is out as training camp workouts open.

The Ravens had 20 players miss time due COVID-19 last season, including Jackson, who sat out the Thanksgiving game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With Jackson out and the timetable for his return undetermined, local quarterback Kenji Bahar was signed to the 90-man roster. The Baltimore native was on the field with the Ravens for their first full-team training camp practice Wednesday, although Trace McSorley is expected to take most of the first-team reps.

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–Field Level Media