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Sports Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson tests positive for coronavirus

04:10  27 november  2020
04:10  27 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

What if the Patriots had picked Lamar Jackson ahead of the Ravens in the 2018 NFL Draft?

  What if the Patriots had picked Lamar Jackson ahead of the Ravens in the 2018 NFL Draft? The near future of New England and Baltimore — and the entire landscape of the AFC — would be a lot different. MORE NFL DRAFT: Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN's draft HQ With the No. 31 overall pick two years ago, the Patriots went with running back Sony Michel out of Georgia. One selection later, at No. 32, the Ravens traded up into the last pick of the first round to take Jackson out of Louisville. Since then, New England has won another Super Bowl and two more AFC East titles. Baltimore, by replacing Joe Flacco with Jackson halfway through the latter's rookie season, has won two AFC North titles.

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the Baltimore Ravens this past week, and it now has reportedly affected their best player. On Thursday night, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson tested positive for the coronavirus .

The Baltimore Ravens learned that at least three members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a source told ESPN, marking the fourth day of a coronavirus outbreak among the team that led to the postponement of Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers .

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has tested positive for coronavirus.

A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Jackson's positive COVID-19 test to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue.

NFL Network was the first to report the positive test.

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The Ravens reported additional positive tests earlier Thursday, the day their game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers was originally scheduled to be played. The contest has been postponed to Sunday at 1:15 p.m. ET on NBC. All signs point to backup Robert Griffin III starting behind center with Jackson out.

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  Cincinnati Bengals have to hope Joe Burrow recovers like Carson Palmer, not Ki-Jana Carter Joe Burrow is the third No. 1 overall pick by the Bengals to suffer a major knee injury. Whether it has a long-term effect is impossible to say. It will likely cost Burrow the rest of his rookie season. "We don't have any final update," Bengals coach Zac Taylor said after the game. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. Unlike quarterback Carson Palmer's injury in 2005, Burrow's injury did not derail a playoff drive. And unlike running back Ki-Jana Carter's injury in 1995, Burrow's injury will not likely derail a career. The Bengals have to hope Burrow has the Palmer outcome.

Ravens CB Humphrey tests positive for COVID. Colts' No. 2-ranked defense respects Lamar Jackson , can't 'fear him'. Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey announced he's tested positive for the coronavirus , a day after he played in all 53 defensive snaps and made four tackles in a loss to

Ravens quarterback and South Florida native Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual “Funday with LJ” event this weekend in Broward County, a spokesperson for the event confirmed Tuesday to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. With strict social-distancing guidelines in place amid the coronavirus

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Lamar Jackson had thrown for 1,948 yards, 15 TDs and 6 INTs in 10 games this season. © Mitchell Layton, USA TODAY Sports Lamar Jackson had thrown for 1,948 yards, 15 TDs and 6 INTs in 10 games this season.

On Wednesday, the team disciplined strength and conditioning coach Steve Saunders for failing to report coronavirus symptoms and not consistently wearing his mask or tracking device while inside the facility. Earlier this week, Ravens running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Ravens are currently confronting an outbreak, with positive tests coming in on four consecutive days. The Ravens have already placed a total of nine players on the COVID-19/reserve list this week, and they have had several staff members also test positive.

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  Opinion: The Cincinnati Bengals owe quarterback Joe Burrow better than this Joe Burrow showed the team what he could do behind a makeshift line. It’s time for the Bengals to show Burrow it can keep him upright. Not every season has to end this way. 1/40 SLIDES © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon (89) catches a pass against Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kenneth Murray (56) in the second quarter at SoFi Stadium.

Lamar Jackson , who started four games while Joe Flacco was recovering from a hip injury, will remain the starting QB for One NFL player positive in latest COVID tests . - The Baltimore Ravens are officially Lamar Jackson 's team. Jackson was named the starting quarterback for Sunday's game

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson announced he will hold his annual "Funday with LJ" event in Florida amid the state's spike in coronavirus cases.

Earlier this season, All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey tested positive for the virus.

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