As the Baltimore Ravens prepare for their upcoming playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend, it's becoming increasingly unlikely that Lamar Jackson will be unavailable. Jackson is still recovering from a PCL sprain and has yet to practice this week, putting his status for Sunday's contest in serious doubt.
Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley's status is also in question after he missed last week's regular-season finale against Cincinnati due to a shoulder and wrist injury, but thankfully the Ravens received some good news on him during Thursday's practice.
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While Jackson remained sidelined at practice on Thursday, Huntley was seen throwing. Given that he didn't throw on Wednesday, that's considerable progress and an encouraging sign.
Assuming Huntley doesn't suffer any setbacks, he may try to ramp up even more on Friday in preparation for hopefully taking the field on Sunday. Otherwise, Baltimore will be forced to start third-string QB Anthony Brown against Joe Burrow, which probably won't go well.
Huntley isn't the MVP talent that Jackson is, but he's still solid as far as backups go. The 24-year-old is 2-2 in four starts this year while filling in for Jackson, although he's never started a playoff game before.
The Ravens are currently listed as 10-point road underdogs against the Bengals on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds. If Huntley can play, however, he'll at least give Baltimore a fighting chance.
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