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Baltimore Ravens: Flacco Doubtful, Starter Not Named

The Baltimore Ravens have officially listed quarterback Joe Flacco as doubtful for their game on Sunday against AFC North rival the Cincinnati Bengals. However, a starting quarterback has not yet been announced by coach John Harbaugh.

Flacco has a hip injury. He has never played in any game after sitting out a complete week of practice during his 11-year NFL career. Therefore, it likely means that either Lamar Jackson will start for the first time in his NFL career or veteran Robert Griffin III will get his first start in close to two years.

Most believe the Baltimore Ravens will turn to their prized rookie Jackson. Jackson is the only one of five quarterbacks drafted in 2018 during the first round not to make a start during the first 10 weeks of the NFL season.


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Jackson, who was picked No. 32 by the Ravens, has played this season just in special packages, primarily during “Wildcat” style formats. The winner of the Heisman Trophy in 2016 while at Louisville has completed 7 of this 12 passes with one touchdown and has 139 yards rushing making him the team’s No. 2 rusher.

This week has not been completely smooth for the rookie. He missed practice on Thursday due to illness, but participated on Friday and is not listed on the team’s injury report.

Flacco started the last 41 games for the Ravens and only missed six during 2015 due to torn knee ligaments. Baltimore is 2-4 when Flacco has not started.


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If Baltimore prefers a more experienced signal caller they could start Griffin, who was signed during the offseason after sitting out of the NFL for one year. Griffin has been listed as inactive for each of the nine games thus far this season.

The last game Griffin started was in Week 17 of the 2016 regular season for the Cleveland Browns. He was chosen No. 2 overall in the 2012 NFL draft and as a starter, mainly with the Washington Redskins, was 15-25.

Baltimore has lost three straight and sits at 4-5, while the Bengals are 5-4 and both trail first place Pittsburgh.

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