KANSAS CITY — Though he was full participant in practice Friday for the first time in more than a month, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will not suit up for Sunday’s game at the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rookie Lamar Jackson will instead try to improve to 4-0 as a starter by steering the Ravens (7-5) to an upset win at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs (10-2) haven’t lost at home this season and will oppose Baltimore’s top-ranked defense with an offense that averages an NFL-best 37 points per game.
Flacco hasn’t played since Nov. 4, when he injured his right hip in a loss to the Steelers. Coach John Harbaugh said Friday doctors had not cleared Flacco for game action despite his involvement in practices over the past two weeks. He entered the weekend listed as questionable.
It’s fair to wonder whether the 11th-year veteran will regain his job behind center for the Ravens at any point, particularly if Jackson plays well in Kansas City.
Ravens starting left guard Alex Lewis (shoulder) and strong safety Tony Jefferson (ankle) will also miss Sunday’s game with injuries. Second-year cornerback Marlon Humphrey is active after missing practices earlier this week with a groin injury.
Here are the rest of the inactives for both teams…
- OLB Tim Williams (ankle)
- WR Jordan Lasley
- FB/DL Patrick Ricard
- DE Zach Sieler
- S Eric Berry (heel)
- WR Sammy Watkins (foot)
- OL Kahlil McKenzie
- WR Kelvin Benjamin
- RB Charcandrick West
- OL Jimmy Murray
- TE Deon Yelder