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Lamar Jackson recovering from the flu

The Ravens get a bye week to add on top of a Week 17 in which they rested some starters. We break down the news surrounding Lamar Jackson and the coming practice sessions.

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens warms up prior to the start of the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens head into their first round bye getting healthy in preparation for their Divisional round matchup next week. That is giving quarterback Lamar Jackson some time to mend from a recent bout with the flu. Head coach John Harbaugh said Jackson would be fine to practice when the team gets in a session on Tuesday, but he made sure to elbow bump him in greeting, according to beat writer Jamison Hensley.

Harbaugh told the media the team will practice Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week. The AFC Wild Card games are both on Saturday, so Harbaugh and the team will watch the games then, according to beat writer Andrew Gillis. The Ravens will face either Houston, Buffalo or Tennessee in the Divisional Round.

The Ravens clinched their first round bye in Week 16, so they were able to rest several starters in Week 17. They deactivated Jackson, Mark Ingram, Earl Thomas, Marshal Yanda, Ronnie Stanley, Mark Andrews, and Brandon Williams.