Jul 28, 2021; Owings Mills, MD, United States; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Miles Boykin (80) makes a catch at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens release WR Miles Boykin

The Baltimore Ravens released wide receiver Miles Boykin on Monday after he played three seasons for the club.

Boykin, 25, appeared in 40 games for Baltimore over three years, starting 24. He featured more in the Ravens’ offense in 2019 and 2020 before a hamstring injury caused him to start the 2021 season on injured reserve.

Once he returned last season, Boykin only played 35 snaps on offense. The former third-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2019 caught his lone target of the season for a 6-yard gain.

Boykin totaled 470 yards on 33 receptions with seven touchdowns in his three seasons with Baltimore, while also contributing on special teams.

The Ravens also signed four exclusive rights free agents: quarterback Tyler Huntley, center Trystan Colon, linebacker Kristian Welch and long snapper Nick Moore.

Huntley started four games for the Ravens in 2021 with Lamar Jackson sidelined by illness and injuries. The Utah product completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,081 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions in seven total appearances last season.

–Field Level Media

Jan 2, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Rams at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens QB Tyler Huntley to start vs. Steelers

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley will start Sunday’s regular-season finale against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, coach John Harbaugh said Friday.

Huntley will get the nod in place of former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, who will miss his fourth straight game with a right ankle injury.

“That’s the way we’ll go,” Harbaugh said without offering an injury update.

Huntley, 23, has thrown for 940 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in parts of six games this season.

He has rushed for 222 yards and two scores for the Ravens (8-8), who will need to defeat the Steelers (8-7-1) and have the Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins lose their respective season finales in order to qualify for the playoffs.

The Chargers visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, while the Colts visit the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Dolphins host the New England Patriots.

–Field Level Media

Dec 19, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) warms up prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson inactive, Tyler Huntley to start vs. Rams

Baltimore’s Tyler Huntley will start Sunday’s game against the visiting Los Angeles Rams after the Ravens listed fellow quarterback Lamar Jackson as inactive.

Jackson had been listed as questionable despite sitting out the team’s last two practices this week.

The 2019 NFL MVP had been sidelined since he injured his ankle on Dec. 12 in a 24-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Huntley came off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday and returned to practice. He started Baltimore’s 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 19 before Josh Johnson found himself under center in the Ravens’ 41-21 setback to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday.

Huntley, 23, has thrown for 743 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in parts of five games this season. He has rushed for 168 yards and two scores for the Ravens (8-7), who aim to snap a four-game losing skid on Sunday against the Rams (11-4).

Wide receivers James Proche II and Miles Boykin, linebackers Pernell McPhee and Odafe Oweh, guard Ben Powers and cornerback Anthony Averett were also listed as inactive for Baltimore.

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Dec 5, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is pressured by linebacker T.J. Watt (90) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar Jackson questionable for Ravens vs. Rams

Lamar Jackson could make his return from injury Sunday for the Baltimore Ravens.

Jackson is listed as questionable on Baltimore’s injury report for the game against the visiting Los Angeles Rams despite sitting out the last two days of practice with an ongoing ankle injury.

Jackson injured the ankle in Week 14, a loss to the Cleveland Browns, and missed the past two games. The 2019 NFL MVP was limited in practice Wednesday before sitting out the following two days.

“I think he’s got a chance to play on Sunday,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters. “We’ll have to see. This time of year … it’s all hands on deck. Guys who are ready to play and can play will.”

If Jackson can’t go, the Ravens will turn to Tyler Huntley to start at quarterback. Huntley started in Week 15 in a 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but COVID-19 forced him to miss last week’s 41-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, when third-stringer Josh Johnson took the reins.

Huntley came off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday and returned to practice.

Jackson, 24, has thrown for 2,882 yards with 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 games this season. He also has rushed 767 yards and two scores.

Baltimore (8-7) also ruled out two players for the Rams game: cornerback Anthony Averett (ribs, chest) and guard Ben Powers (foot). Other players deemed questionable include receiver Marquise Brown (non-COVID illness), receiver Devin Duvernay (ankle) and fullback Patrick Ricard (knee). Linebacker Odafe Oweh (foot) is doubtful.

–Field Level Media

Dec 5, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Ravens’ Lamar Jackson not spotted at practice

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was not present on Thursday for the portion of the team’s practice that was open to the media.

Jackson’s reported absence comes one day after he was listed as a limited participant due to an ankle injury.

The 2019 NFL MVP had been sidelined since he was injured on Dec. 12 in a 24-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Tyler Huntley came off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday and returned to practice. He started Baltimore’s 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 19 before Josh Johnson found himself under center in the Ravens’ 41-21 setback to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday.

The Ravens (8-7) aim to snap a four-game losing skid on Sunday against the visiting Los Angeles Rams (11-4).

Jackson, 24, has thrown for 2,882 yards with 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 games this season. He also has rushed 767 yards and two scores.

Huntley, 23, has thrown for 743 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in parts of five games this season. He has rushed for 168 yards and two scores.

–Field Level Media

Dec 19, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) runs the ball in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens in a QB quandary as Tyler Huntley enters protocol

The Baltimore Ravens added quarterback Tyler Huntley to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday, and he won’t play Sunday in a key AFC North clash with the Cincinnati Bengals, NFL Network reported.

Huntley missed Friday’s practice with what was termed a non-COVID illness, and the Ravens listed him as questionable — be he still was expected to start in place of the injured Lamar Jackson. A day later, all that changed when Huntley became the 11th Ravens player on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Now, either Jackson must return from his right ankle injury, or the Ravens will be forced to turn to veteran journeyman Josh Johnson as the starter. The Ravens signed Johnson from the New York Jets practice squad 10 days ago.

The Ravens’ haven’t ruled Jackson out, and he was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. He injured his ankle against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 12 and hasn’t practiced since.

Johnson, 35, played in three games for the Jets, completing 29 of 45 pass attempts for 334 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. The bulk of those stats came on Nov. 4, when Jackson replaced injured Jets starter Mike White in a 45-30 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

A fifth-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008, Johnson has started eight games (36 total appearances) and has a 1-7 record while seeing game action for the Bucs, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Washington and Jets. He played in the Alliance of American Football in 2019 before it folded and in the XFL in 2020 before it shut down due to the pandemic.

In his NFL career, Johnson has thrown for 1,966 yards with 11 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

Huntley started last week’s 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers when Jackson was sidelined, and he passed for 215 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 73 yards and two scores.

Huntley is 86 of 125 (68.8 percent) for 743 yards, three touchdowns and one interception this season.

The winner of Sunday’s game will take over first place in the AFC North. Both the Bengals and Ravens are 8-6, with Baltimore having lost the past three games by a combined four points.

–Field Level Media

Oct 4, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) hugs Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Football Team at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens coach: No update on Lamar Jackson (ankle)

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t shed much light on the status of star quarterback Lamar Jackson on Wednesday.

Jackson didn’t practice at all last week due to an ailing ankle before sitting out Baltimore’s 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. It served as the first NFL start Jackson had missed because of injury in nearly four seasons.

The Ravens hope to have Jackson back under center this Sunday against the host Cincinnati Bengals. The AFC North rivals each own an 8-6 record, with the Bengals residing in first place by virtue of their head-to-head 41-17 win in Week 7 at Baltimore.

“I don’t really have any updates on that. That’s wait-and-see for all those guys,” Harbaugh said Wednesday. “Every single guy you’re going to ask me about is all going to be day-by-day. And we’ll just see where we are as we go.”

Backup Tyler Huntley completed 28 of 40 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers. He also rushed 13 times for 73 yards and two scores.

Jackson, the 2019 NFL MVP, has thrown for 2,882 yards with 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 games this season. He also has rushed 767 yards and two scores.

Defensive end Calais Campbell (thigh), offensive guards Patrick Mekari (hand) and Ben Powers (foot) and fullback Patrick Ricard (back, knee) are also nursing injuries for the Ravens.

–Field Level Media