Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson was held out of practice Wednesday with a non-cooperative illness, coach John Harbaugh said. Quarterback Joe Flacco did practice and Harbaugh said, “He’s feeling fine,” when asked if Flacco’s health was an issue. Flacco is coming off a 10-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and the Ravens need to protect their quarterback as a result.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree (Maryland) was held out because of a knee injury, while right tackle Rick Wagner (UCLA) returned to practice after missing two games with a back injury. Tight end Mark Andrews (Oklahoma) was also given the go-ahead for practice and will likely see the field for the first time this season.
Running back Alex Collins (Auburn) left Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers and did not return because of a knee injury. Harbaugh said Collins’ injury was a non-contact one and that the running back would miss practice, though he called him day-to-day.
Wide receiver John Brown (five catches, 57 yards, one touchdown) had his best game of the season in the Buccaneers game and Harbaugh said he wouldn’t play or practice against the Dallas Cowboys, but that his status for Sunday was a game-time decision. Tight end Nick Boyle (Army) was given the go-ahead to practice after missing practice the past two days due to illness. Center Ryan Jensen (Maryland) and offensive tackle James Hurst (North Carolina) were held out of practice with injuries.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III (Washington) didn’t practice because of an illness. Griffin didn’t appear in a game or practice this season.
There were 15 scratches Wednesday, including five cornerbacks: Brandon Carr (Cincinnati), Marlon Humphrey (Alabama), Jimmy Smith (Texas), Lardarius Webb (North Carolina State) and Maurice Canady (Northern Illinois). Le’Raven Clark (Maryland) didn’t practice with a foot injury and the Chiefs waived him Wednesday.
For the Cowboys, wide receiver Dez Bryant (California) was a limited participant after missing most of the past four games with a foot injury. In addition, running back Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State) and right tackle La’el Collins (Louisiana State) didn’t practice. Right guard Zack Martin (Notre Dame) returned to practice.
Brown’s 97-yard return of the opening kickoff in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers was the second-longest kickoff return in Ravens franchise history. His 85-yard return to open the second half of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at M&T Bank Stadium this season was Baltimore’s longest kick return of the season. … Safety Eric Weddle (North Carolina State) passed Chuck McElroy (Maryland) to become the fifth Raven to play in 200 games. …
The Ravens are giving away a pair of setter polos, five sweatpants and a water bottle to fans who wear their Ravens gear Sunday.