Ravens QB Lamar Jackson absent from training again ahead of regular season final against Steelers – The Mercury News

Injured Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson did not train on Wednesday as the team prepared for its regular season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers with small playoff hopes hanging in the balance.

Jackson has not played since jumping off the field with an ankle injury in the second quarter of the Ravens’ Week 14 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 12. He limped through a single training session last week but saw the team’s 20-19 loss. to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday from the sidelines.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has said Jackson is still pushing to return, but Harbaugh declined to say anything specific about his starting quarterbacks progress on Wednesday.

“I do not see the value of addressing that at the moment,” he said.

Backup Tyler Huntley, who started against the Rams, was listed on the team’s injury report with an illness but was a full participant in training on Wednesday.

Other ravens who did not train, according to the injury report, were cornerback Anthony Averett (chest / rib), outside linebacker Odafe Oweh (foot), tackle Patrick Mekari (hand) and defender Patrick Ricard (knee). Neither Averett nor Oweh played against the Rams.

Guard Ben Powers (toe) returned to practice as a restricted participant, while center Bradley Bozeman was listed with an illness but participated fully. Cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Tavon Young, outside linebacker Justin Houston and guard Kevin Zeitler were given rest days.

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