Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY
Published 6: 35 p.m. ET Aug. 22, 2020 | Updated 6: 38 p.m. ET Aug. 22, 2020
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — It will perhaps had been a routine coaching camp session for the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday if no longer for the 2 big names who were no longer on the discover discipline:
Lamar Jackson and Earl Thomas.
Relax, Ravens followers. Jackson, the reigning NFL MVP, was once granted an “R&R Day,” to be capable of affirm.
Thomas, then once more, was once given a plod below fully utterly different conditions.
A day after the outdated engaged in an altercation for the period of discover with fellow safety Chuck Clark, Thomas was once it sounds as if no longer welcomed encourage — on the least no longer directly — as hypothesis mounts that the crew will most doubtless be on the verge of releasing him or perhaps suspending him for habits detrimental to the crew. Or no longer it is additionally possible that the Ravens could shop Thomas on the commerce market. Clark, by the manner, was once a tubby discover participant on Saturday while Thomas is outwardly in limbo.
As of leisurely Saturday afternoon, there was once no unswerving commerce to Thomas’ diagram. His absence was once described by assistant head coach David Culley as “an organizational decision.”
Culley didn’t elaborate, saying it was once a subject for coach John Harbaugh to deal with. Harbaugh did no longer deal with the media on Saturday, when 5 assistants had conferences.
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Thomas expressed his frustration in a since-deleted message on Instagram.
“Being sent home sucks,” Thomas wrote on social media, with the post at the side of video from Friday’s discover of the play that resulted in the skirmish with Clark. “I will’t take the reps I need to decide momentum going. But I will replicate on things and choose working my notion to support the crew take. This has been no doubt one of my handiest camps.”
If Thomas’ tone on social media is an apt reflection, he sounds esteem a person that wants to patch up differences and return — with a guaranteed $10 million in the mix.
Whether or no longer the Ravens desire him encourage could replicate a particular notion.
Prepare USA TODAY Sports actions’ Jarrett Bell on Twitter @JarrettBell.
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