The Baltimore Ravens had a notable absence from their voluntary OTA’s as star quarterback Lamar Jackson was a no-show. With his contract negotiations with the club still ongoing, there was some speculation that the quarterback was skipping OTAs in order to angle for an improved deal. According to reports, that’s not the case after all. ESPN’s Jamison Henley reports Jackson claimed his absence was not contract-related and that he’s even sat down with the team to discuss a new deal as recently as this week.

In addition to Henley’s report, Jeff Zrebiec indicates that Jackson has recently held conversations with Eric DeCosta over his new contract.