Is missing the first week The team activities were organized by ‘, marking the first time the ex-NFL MVP quarterback wasn't present at the voluntary spring workouts.
After Wednesday's practice, John Harbaugh, Ravens coach, said that he's been down this road many times over the years. Lamar can speak for himself. He can talk about it. You can ask him.”
Harbaugh answered a question about Jackson's absence from practice. He has to speak for himself.
Jackson posted on social media Tuesday, indicating that he was not present for the OTAs' start. However, he did not give a reason. He tweetedWith purple heart and rocket emojis, it reads “Can't Wait to Get Back”.
There are eight remaining OTA practices in Baltimore through June. Jackson is not required by law to attend the team’s mandatory minicamp on June 14-16.
Cornerback: “If it were training camp, it would be really terrible.”said. “I think that guys should work regardless of their location. That's the key. Lamar was with me in the offseason. He stated that he would be arriving soon.
Ravens tight endJackson said he has spoken to him and knows how hard Jackson is working at the facility.
Andrews stated, “He's extremely motivated. He's extremely hungry.” “So there are no worries. I know exactly what he is doing. We are all doing our jobs here and getting ready to go for him. We will be ready for him and I am confident that he will show everyone what he has and how hungry he is right now.
Jackson will enter his fifth-year option which will pay $23.016 million this year. If the sides are unable to reach an extension, the Ravens will place the franchise tag upon Jackson next offseason.
Eric DeCosta, the Ravens' general manager, has stated repeatedly that they have tried to engage with Jackson in long-term contracts negotiations. Jackson has not been interested. DeCosta answered a question about Jackson's contract negotiations earlier in the month and said that “nothing has changed”
Jackson attempted to squash the rumors that Jackson is leaving Baltimore. He tweeted his love for the Ravens in March and mentioned a false narrative that he might be leaving the team.
Jackson's absence comes as Baltimore looks to rebound after its first last-place finish for 15 years. After three seasons as an offensive coordinator Greg Roman's, Jackson is familiar with the Ravens' offense. Baltimore's wide receivers are among the most youthful in the NFL. All 12 receivers are under 25 years old, and all have only played for two seasons in the NFL.
Ravens officials praised Jackson for his workouts outside the facility. Jackson has been throwing wide receiversJames Proche and James Proche during private passing lessons in Florida and California. Adam Dedeaux is his throwing coach.
DeCosta reported earlier this month, “We are receiving great reports.” “We speak to him constantly. He is always in touch. We also talk to other players. I believe in coaching. [John Harbaugh] It feels like this — that we are poised and ready to have a great offensive year.”
Jackson is coming off the most difficult season in his four-year professional career. Jackson threw 13 interceptions last season that were career worsts and was sacked 38 times. Due to an injury to his right ankle, Jackson missed four of the previous games. Jackson last practice with the Ravens took place Dec. 10.
Jackson is not available so the Ravens have no other quarterbacks.The undrafted rookie .