June 26, 2022

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Quarterback Lamar Jackson is back with the Baltimore Ravens for the first time this season

Quarterback Lamar Jackson is back with the Baltimore Ravens for the first time this season

Owings Mills, Maryland – Lamar Jackson He is back with the Baltimore Ravens for the first time this off season.

A source confirmed that Jackson reported that his body picture was taken on Monday. This comes a day before the team’s mandatory three-day mini-camp. Jackson had missed all three weeks of organized volunteer team activities for the first time in his five-year career in the NFL.

The last time Jackson was on the court with the Ravens was back in December, when he was limping poorly through training. He missed the last four matches of last season due to a right ankle injury.

The 2019 NFL MVP told his teammates last month that he would be returning to the Ravens “soon,” and coach John Harbaugh said last week that he expects Jackson to be in the mandatory junior camp. Jackson performed private throw sessions this spring in Florida and California with wide receivers rashod pitman And the James BroochAs well as throwing coach Adam Dido.

When Jackson takes the field, he will throw to one of the smallest wide receiver groups in the NFL. None of the 12 wide receivers on the list are older than 25, and none have played more than two seasons in the league.

Jackson, 25, is entering the season with his fifth-year pick, which will pay him $23.016 million this season. If the two sides cannot reach an extension by February, Baltimore is expected to mark the concession on it.

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Ravens officials have repeatedly said they have tried to start contract negotiations with Jackson, who is among the few NFL players who are not represented by an agent. But Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said Jackson was not interested in getting involved in contract talks, and the team would work “at Lamar’s urgency”.

Jackson is coming off one of his most challenging seasons in the NFL, finishing with 13 interceptions during his career—38 worst hits. He missed five games, including the last four, as the Ravens missed the playoffs for the first time since becoming the starting quarterback.