A day after missing practice with an illness, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was back at work Friday and in line to start Sunday.

Jackson was absent Thursday for the first time this season, throwing his availability for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams into some uncertainty. But coach John Harbaugh said after practice Friday that Jackson was “feeling good” and “full of life” in his return as a full participant at practice.

“He looked good out there,” Harbaugh said of Jackson, who did not have an injury designation in Friday’s injury report, indicating he’s expected to play. “He was back. He’s recovered.”

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Jackson, who’s been sidelined at times by illness over his career, seemed to be working without limitations in the portion of practice open to reporters.

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In a season when injuries have hit quarterbacks across the NFL hard, Jackson has started all 12 games for the Ravens, leading them to first place in the AFC North and a chance at home-field advantage in the playoffs. If he’s unavailable, backup Tyler Huntley would be expected to step in against the Rams, who’ve won three straight games and are fighting for a playoff berth.

Only one Ravens player, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., was missing at practice Friday, continuing a week of good health for the team in its return from the bye. Harbaugh said Beckham was getting the day off. Inside linebacker Malik Harrison (groin) is questionable after practicing in a limited capacity in the Ravens’ three practices this week, as is outside linebacker Malik Hamm, who was a full participant all week but is making his way back from an ankle injury.

“It’s been good for us,” Harbaugh said Wednesday of the bye. “Our guys are in good spirits. The time off will be good for us physically and mentally as well. But it’s part of the National Football League. We have a big challenge in front of us Sunday, and that’s what everybody is focusing on.”

Rams starting tight end Tyler Higbee (neck), the team’s fourth-leading receiver, is doubtful. Starting outside linebackers Byron Young (knee) and Michael Hoecht (knee) and starting safety Quentin Lake (hamstring) are questionable after being limited in practice Friday.

Ravens reporter Giana Han contributed to this report.

Jonas Shaffer is a Ravens beat writer for The Baltimore Banner. He previously covered the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun. Shaffer graduated from the University of Maryland and grew up in Silver Spring. 

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