The Ravens couldn’t hide the status of their star quarterback any longer as Lamar Jackson was officially activated from the reserve-COVID-19 list on Monday afternoon.
Upon completing the mandatory 10-day isolation period, the 23-year-old returned to practice Sunday, but Baltimore’s last-minute decision to work out inside closed the session to local reporters and head coach John Harbaugh refused to disclose Jackson’s status after practice. The reigning NFL MVP is expected to start against Dallas on Tuesday night, 12 days after he tested positive for the coronavirus on Thanksgiving.
Jackson wasn’t the only one to be activated as fullback Patrick Ricard, defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, and long snapper Morgan Cox were all reinstated from the COVID-19 list on Monday afternoon. Just six Ravens players remain on the list: tight end Mark Andrews, outside linebacker Matthew Judon, wide receiver Willie Snead, offensive tackle Will Holden, safety Geno Stone, and cornerback Terrell Bonds.
The Ravens also waived offensive tackle Jake Rodgers and terminated the practice-squad contract of running back Tommy Bohanon on Monday.
After previously ruling out six-time Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin with a calf injury over the weekend, the Cowboys placed the star lineman on injured reserve, potentially ending his season. Safety Steven Parker was also placed on IR.
Dallas downgraded cornerback Anthony Brown (ribs) and safety Donovan Wilson (groin) from questionable to out, leaving a struggling secondary in even worse shape for Tuesday night.
Below is the updated game status injury report for Week 13:
DOUBTFUL: DT Broderick Washington (concussion), CB Tramon Williams (thigh)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Calais Campbell (calf), S Chuck Clark (knee), S DeShon Elliott (knee/ankle), OLB Jaylon Ferguson (illness), OT D.J. Fluker (ankle), CB Davontae Harris (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (groin), LB Kristian Welch (ankle), DT Brandon Williams (ankle)
OUT: CB Anthony Brown (ribs), OT Cameron Erving (knee), S Donovan Wilson (groin)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Aldon Smith (illness)