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Ravens sign trio of running backs following string of season-ending injuries

Gus Edwards
Posted at 8:29 PM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 15:09:12-04

BALTIMORE — Within days, the backfield depth of the Baltimore Ravens has been decimated with season ending injuries.

First it was J.K. Dobbins, who was entering his second NFL season as the team's projected starting running back.

Then third-stringer Justice Hill suffered a season ending injury, leaving the Ravens with just Gus Edwards and rookie Ty'Son Williams.

On Thursday Edwards went down with a torn ACL which left the Ravens even more short handed, with less than a week to go before Monday night's season opener.

General Manager Eric Decosta ended up making a flurry of free agent acquisitions.

Former multi-time Pro Bowler and Steelers rival Le'Veon Bell was the first to sign Tuesday.

Two days later it was another former Pro Bowler and thousand yard rusher, Devonta Freeman.

Then on Friday, the team scooped up veteran back Latavius Murray.

It just so happens that Murray was released by the New Orleans Saints in the midst of all the injuries.

Although the Ravens have restocked in the running back department, the secondary may now be a little short as well.

On the same day Edwards suffered his injury, corner back Marcus Peters received the devastating news that he too has a torn ACL likely forcing him out of game action for the season.

For now both Bell and Freeman have been assigned to the Ravens practice squad.