J.Ok. Dobbins taking place with an harm overshadowed the Baltimore Ravens making a little bit preseason historical past.
Dobbins injured his left knee, Lamar Jackson made his 2021 preseason debut and Tyler Huntley scored 5 touchdowns to assist the Ravens rout Washington 37-Three Saturday to win their NFL-best 20th consecutive exhibition recreation. Dobbins’ unsure standing is the most important lingering impact for Baltimore with the common season on the horizon.
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Coach John Harbaugh mentioned Dobbins would bear assessments Sunday however declined to specific how involved he was concerning the harm. The second-year again was once more anticipated to separate carries with Gus Edwards in a run-heavy offense, and Baltimore might now must get one thing out of Ty’Son Williams.
“Hopefully we don’t miss him,” Jackson mentioned. “That’s an amazing again. We have now Gus, we bought Ty, however hopefully he’s good.”
After catching a display move from Jackson, Dobbins went down awkwardly halfway by way of the primary quarter on his third contact of the sport. He was attended to on the sector earlier than being carted off the sideline and dominated out.
Roughly 90 minutes after Dobbins left the sector, agent Zac Hiller tweeted: “All I do know is @Jkdobbins22 is among the hardest guys on the market. It doesn’t matter what it’s that is solely yr 2 of 20.”
Jackson performed just one collection after sitting out Baltimore’s first two preseason video games. The 2019 MVP was Three of four for 29 yards and was sacked twice on a drive that ended with a missed discipline aim.
“(It was good) to get my toes moist earlier than the common season and really feel the contact — actual contact,” Jackson mentioned. “Guys in follow are usually not hitting me or something like that, so it was nice to get my toes moist.”
Whereas the Ravens awaited phrase on , Huntley tore by way of Washington’s reserves by going 24 of 33 with 4 landing passes and a speeding rating. Huntley is the second-string quarterback behind Jackson for now with Hint McSorley unavailable due to again issues.
Huntley’s 285 passing yards and TD throws to Eric Tomlinson, Binjimen Victor, James Proche II and Tylan Wallace helped Baltimore move Vince Lombardi’s Inexperienced Bay Packers for the longest preseason successful streak.
“It’s simply actually cool for the blokes,” Harbaugh mentioned. “There’s quite a lot of guys watching on TV with their youngsters, telling their youngsters about the truth that they had been a part of it. That’s essentially the most significant factor.”
Inexperienced Bay’s streak ended with a loss in 1963 to a crew of school all-stars and totaled 23 video games by way of that yr if solely counting NFL opponents — a mark the Ravens would wish to go undefeated within the 2022 preseason to match.
Left deal with Ronnie Stanley, an All-Professional in 2019, additionally noticed his first recreation motion since injuring his left ankle Nov. 1 and lacking the rest of final season.
“It’s not a lot, but it surely’s one thing,” Harbaugh mentioned of his starters seeing restricted enjoying time. “At the least you get on the market for a little bit bit of labor. That’s what we had been hoping for earlier than we get into the common season. We knew they weren’t going to get a ton of performs. It’s not value it.”
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WASHINGTON RESTS STARTERS
Washington’s Ron Rivera took it a step additional, sitting all his starters.
“We didn’t wish to get anybody harm,” Rivera mentioned.
With presumptive starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and backup Taylor Heinicke getting the evening off, Kyle Allen bought the nod at QB and accomplished 10 of 22 passes for 100 yards earlier than giving solution to Steven Montez after halftime.
KICKING AND SCREAMING
Baltimore rested kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch and handed these duties to rookie Jake Verity, who was huge left from 40 yards, linked from 25 and had an additional level blocked. Verity made his first three discipline aim makes an attempt this preseason, together with a 53-yarder, and will draw curiosity across the league.
That would embrace Washington, now that Dustin Hopkins is four of seven on discipline objectives this preseason. He was good from 48 yards and had a 55-yard try deflected earlier than falling nicely wanting the aim posts.
Baltimore was right down to 78 gamers on the roster after finishing one other commerce Saturday, sending veteran offensive lineman Greg Mancz to Miami for an undisclosed change of draft picks. The Ravens earlier within the week traded rookie cornerback Shaun Wade to New England for a 2022 seventh-rounder and 2023 fifth-rounder.
Ravens: start the common season on the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday evening, Sept. 13.
Washington: host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 12.