Ravens Sign QB Brett Hundley To Practice Squad; Latest On Lamar Jackson

The Ravens saw starting quarterback Lamar Jackson exit the game yesterday, and they have made a move which casts further doubt on his Week 14 availability. Baltimore is signing veteran Brett Hundley to its practice squad, as announced (on Twitter) by his agent. The Ravens have confirmed the move.

The 29-year-old has bounced around since entering the league as a Packers fifth-rounder in 2015. He has made 18 appearances and nine starts over the course of his career, only seeing the field during his stints in Green Bay and Arizona. He signed in Baltimore this past May to operate as training camp competition for a place on the team’s taxi squad.

Backup Tyler Huntley took over for Jackson following the latter’s knee injury yesterday, as he did to close out the 2021 season. The only other signal-caller the Ravens had before today, however, was undrafted rookie Anthony Brown, so depth would be needed in the event Jackson was unable to play this Sunday against the Steelers.

When speaking to the media on Monday, head coach John Harbaugh indicated that that will likely be the case. Jackson is dealing with a knee injury, and earlier this morning NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport stated that the two-time Pro Bowler is likely to miss at least one game as a result of it (video link). That would create the need for insurance provided by this deal, though Harbaugh has yet to rule out Jackson, calling him “week-to-week.”

Assuming Huntley is forced to start again, Sunday will mark his second career game against the Steelers. The former UDFA was in action during the regular season finale last year, an overtime victory for Pittsburgh. His statistics from yesterday – 27-of-32 passing, one interception, along with 41 yards and the game’s only touchdown on the ground – could provide a glimpse of what is to come during Jackson’s absence.

The win over the Broncos allowed Baltimore to remain in first in the AFC North at 8-4, but any missed time for Jackson could prove highly detrimental to their playoff seeding. The Ravens face a short week after the upcoming Pittsburgh game, as they are set to visit the Browns for a Saturday contest on December 17.

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