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Ravens QB Flacco doubtful for Falcons

Updated: 01-12-2018 04:37 IST

The Baltimore Ravens listed Joe Flacco as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, a development that will likely lead to rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson's third straight start.

Flacco has been dealing with a right hip injury since being hurt Nov. 4. He returned to practice on Thursday and was a limited participant again on Friday.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he saw improvement from Flacco this week.

"It's coming along well," Harbaugh told reporters of Flacco's recovery. "We talked about kind of anticipating some progress this week, and he made quite a bit of progress. ... I thought he looked good yesterday, looked a lot better today. The biggest thing was he didn't have a setback from yesterday."

Harbaugh declined to declare Jackson the starter, though he also acknowledged that doctors still would need to clear Flacco before he could play on Sunday.

Harbaugh also wouldn't say who the starter will be once Flacco is fully healthy.

"I was thinking about the best way to describe it, because it's not simple," Harbaugh said. "There's a formula involved here. The two biggest factors are time and circumstances. Those are things we just don't know. Time in terms of the medical aspect of it. Circumstances in terms of our team and where we're at, how guys are playing including the players involved. To me, it's like any other position that way, it's just it's more attention because it's the quarterback. We'll see where we're at as we go."

Also, safety Tony Jefferson will miss the contest against Atlanta due to an ankle injury suffered in last Sunday's game versus the Oakland Raiders. Jefferson is second on Baltimore with 61 tackles.

Running backs Alex Collins (foot), Gus Edwards (ankle) and outside linebacker Tim Williams (illness) are listed as questionable.

--Field Level Media

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