Ravens QB Tyler Huntley heads to reserve / COVID-19 roster, against Bengals

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The Baltimore Ravens suddenly have questions in the quarterback.

Baltimore puts Tyler Huntley on the reserve / COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Aditi Kinkhabwala reported on Saturday. He won’t play against Cincinnati.

Huntley missed training on Friday with what has been called a non-COVID illness.

Normally, a backup QB being ruled out before a big game wouldn’t be a major cause for concern. But on Friday night, Huntley was due to start for Baltimore, with Lamar Jackson missing training again this week due to his ankle injury. Jackson was listed as questionable in Friday’s injury report, but was not scheduled to play.

The Ravens announced Saturday that Jackson will not travel to Cincinnati for Sunday’s game; Special teams coach TJ Weist won’t be with the squad either.

That leaves journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson in line to start against the Bengals in a crucial clash with AFC North, Kinkhabwala reported. Johnson, who was the only healthy quarterback in practice on Friday, was pulled from the New York Jets practice squad on Dec. 15 as Jackson battled his ankle injury.

Baltimore also signs quarterback Kenji Bahar and plans to raise him to support Johnson on Sunday, Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. Baltimore fourth QB Chris Streveler is on the training / COVID-19 roster.

In an extended game this year for New York, Johnson finished 27 of 41 for 317 yards, three touchdowns and a pick in a shootout loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Johnson replaced injured Mike White in that game and helped the Jets back up into what was a blowout.


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