This offseason, Lamar Jackson has rejoined the Baltimore Ravens for the first time. A source confirmed that Jackson showed up to get his physical on Monday, and the Ravens tweeted that he was there.
The team’s three-day mandatory minicamp begins the day before this. In his five-year NFL career, Jackson had missed all three weeks of voluntary organized team activities.
Jackson last appeared on the field for the Ravens during practice in December, when he limped terribly. He suffered a right ankle injury last year and missed the final four games.
Jackson, who was named the 2019 NFL MVP, informed his teammates last month that he would be returning to the Ravens “soon,” and head coach John Harbaugh stated last week that he anticipated Jackson to take part in the required minicamp.
Rashod Bateman, James Proche, and throwing coach Adam Dedeaux have all participated in Jackson’s private throwing sessions this spring in Florida and California.
One of the NFL’s newest groups of wide receivers will receive passes from Jackson when he steps onto the field. There are 12 wide receivers on the roster, and none of them is older than 25 or has more than two seasons of league experience.
Jackson, 25, will receive $23.016 million this season as he enters the season on his fifth-year option. Baltimore is anticipated to use the franchise tag on him if the parties are unable to come to an agreement by the end of February.
Jackson is one of the few players in the NFL who is not represented by an agent, and Ravens officials have repeatedly stated that they have tried to begin contract negotiations with him.