Baltimore Ravens sitting QB Joe Flacco for entire preseason

Baltimore Ravens sitting QB Joe Flacco for entire preseason

The Ravens initially elected to give him a week of rest to aid the recovery process, but they've since re-evaluated and clearly aren't comfortable with risking further injury in any of their four preseason games.

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that quarterback Joe Flacco will not play in any of the team's remaining three preseason games as he continues to recover from a back injury. They are not definitively saying yet that he will play in Week 1, but it sounds like the QB will be ready by then.

Flacco was re-examined and his progress from a back issue "is good", according to a statement from the team. He went through some on-field work with the other quarterbacks and injured vets, but reported his back stiffness to the team and was put on the shelf at the start of training camp on July 27.

The Ravens also announced guard/tackle Alex Lewis will have season-ending shoulder surgery, while wide receiver Tim White will have season-ending surgery on his thumb.

Terrance West rushed five times for 23 yards and one touchdown in the Ravens' preseason opener against the Redskins.

The Baltimore Ravens have been without quarterback Joe Flacco for the entirety of training camp due to a back issue. He has started every game in eight of his nine seasons.