OWINGS MILLS, Md. — A day after missing practice with an illness, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was back on the field for final preparations ahead of the Week 10 trip to Cincinnati.
The reigning AFC Offensive Player of the Week was a full participant Friday and will play against the Bengals despite being officially listed as questionable on the final injury report. Asked if he was feeling better as he exited the locker room after practice, Jackson smiled and said, “Yes, sir, I’m good.”
— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) November 8, 2019
Jackson will be making his 16th career regular-season start on Sunday as the Ravens seek their first season sweep of the Bengals since 2011.
Head coach John Harbaugh confirmed safety Earl Thomas (right knee) would play despite missing Friday’s practice, his second absence in three days. Listed as questionable for Sunday, Thomas has been limited with a knee issue since returning from the bye week, but he arguably played his best game of the season against New England last Sunday night.
In addition to Jackson and Thomas, the Ravens listed right guard Marshal Yanda (illnesss), left tackle Ronnie Stanley (left knee), and wide receivers Marquise Brown (ankle/thigh) and Chris Moore (thumb) as questionable. Yanda and Stanley were full participants on Friday and are good to go while Brown was limited, continuing the pattern of the Ravens managing the rookie wideout’s practice reps at the end of the week.
The biggest question among the official questionable designations appears to be Moore, whose left thumb was heavily wrapped in practices throughout the week. The reserve wide receiver and special-teams standout barely took part in any special-teams work throughout the week and only caught passes with his right hand, putting his status in real question.
(3:05 p.m. update — Rookie defensive tackle Daylon Mack (knee/hip) was added to the injury report as questionable after being a limited participant on Friday.)
Meanwhile, the Bengals ruled out wide receiver A.J. Green (ankle) after the seven-time Pro Bowl selection failed to practice all week. Cincinnati began the week expecting Green to make his season debut, but the 31-year-old experienced swelling in the left ankle he originally injured on the first day of training camp in late July.
Bengals left tackle Cordy Glenn (concussion) was listed as questionable after practicing fully all week, making it possible the veteran lineman makes his season debut.
The Weather.com forecast for Sunday in Cincinnati calls for partly cloudy skies and a high temperature of 57 degrees with winds five to 10 miles per hour and only a 10-percent chance of precipitation.
Below is the final injury report of the week:
QUESTIONABLE: WR Marquise Brown (ankle/thigh), QB Lamar Jackson (illness), DT Daylon Mack (knee/hip), WR Chris Moore (thumb), OT Ronnie Stanley (knee), S Earl Thomas (knee), G Marshal Yanda (illness)
OUT: WR A.J. Green (ankle), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee), G Alex Redmond (knee/ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: OT Cordy Glenn (concussion)