The Baltimore Ravens lost three of their top backs recently in JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards, & Justice Hill. Dobbins was projected for a big year this year after totaling 805 rushing yards & 9 TDs last season. Bell can be a solid depth RB, but isn’t the RB he once was. If the Ravens can add another receiving threat to that backfield, they could be in good shape for this year. Edwards was a projected starter for Baltimore after Dobbins went down. But now with a feared torn ACL, the team is down to Le’Veon Bell & Ty’Son Williams as their top RBs. The Ravens brought in a couple RBs this week, signing Le’Veon Bell to their practice squad & Trenton Cannon to the 53 man roster. Gus Edwards was a projected starter for Baltimore after Dobbins went down. But now with a feared torn ACL, the team is down to Le’Veon Bell & Ty’Son Williams as their top RBs.
- Latavius Murray. Murray was recently released by the New Orleans Saints after refusing a pay cut. Murray can still be a good back. Last year as a backup, 656 yards & 4 TDs. Murray will provide a good option along with Gus Edwards for Lamar to rely on, and will bring a veteran presence to the backfield. Adding a back of his caliber will allow Baltimore to be patient in bringing Le’Veon to game shape as well.
- Kerryon Johnson. Kerryon was released from the Philadelphia Eagles Injured Reserve after dealing with a knee injury all summer. Johnson provides Lamar with another good passing threat out of the backfield. His best season came in his rookie year where he totaled 213 receiving yards & 1 TD on 32 receptions. If Baltimore can get a healthy Kerryon Johnson, that backfield will be a threat again.
- Todd Gurley. Gurley showed last year he isn’t what he once was, but he can still be good in a backup role with Gus Edwards taking most of the reps. Last year the Atlanta Falcons targeted Gurley out of the backfield quite a bit, throwing to him 35 times for 25 receptions & 164 yards. If Gurley isn’t the lead back in an offense, he should be able to stay healthy & have a larger role with a team.
The Ravens backfield currently consists of: Trenton Cannon, Ty’Son Williams, Le’Veon Bell (Practice Squad). Currently a lackluster backfield, but with one right move they could turn it around for the better & help take the load off of Lamar Jackson as well.