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John Harbaugh Reveals Why Lamar Jackson Missed Friday's Practice

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

Fans of the Baltimore Ravens likely weren't thrilled to see star quarterback Lamar Jackson listed as a non-participant in today's team practice. 

Jackson's nonattendance Friday was somewhat surprising given that the quarterback was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday. Head coach John Harbaugh, though, doesn't seem to believe his absence will impact his availability in Week 11.

Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Harbaugh noted that while Jackson missed practice today due to an illness, the quarterback will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. 

"#Ravens coach John Harbaugh tells reporters that QB Lamar Jackson missed today's practice due to illness. He will start Sunday against the #Panther," Ian Rapoport announced Friday. 

Jackson and the Ravens are coming off of a bye in Week 10. 

Sitting at 6-3, Baltimore currently leads the AFC North by one game over the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Despite struggling in a stretch of games earlier this season, Jackson has turned things around nicely during Baltimore's current three-game win streak.

In addition to throwing three touchdowns and rushing for 184 yards over the last three weeks, the duel-threat Baltimore quarterback hasn't turned the ball over since the Ravens' Week 6 loss to New York. 

The Ravens are also hoping Jackson's favorite target, tight end Mark Andrews, will be available Sunday for the first time since suffering an ankle/shoulder injury against Tampa Bay in Week 8. He's currently listed as questionable after practicing in a limited capacity today. 

Baltimore will look to extend their AFC North lead Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.