The Baltimore Ravens have made several changes to their backfield over the past few weeks due to injuries to J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill. On Thursday morning, the team made yet another move at running back.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Ravens have signed veteran running back Devonta Freeman to their active roster. He was added to their practice squad prior to their Week 1 matchup.
Freeman, a former two-time Pro Bowler, spent training camp with the New Orleans Saints. He was unable to beat out Tony Jones Jr. for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.
It’s unclear what Freeman’s role will look like in Baltimore, especially since there are other options on the roster.
Ravens are signing veteran RB Devonta Freeman to their active roster, per his agent @DrewJRosenhaus.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2021
Despite losing so much talent at running back due to injuries, the Ravens still had a solid rushing attack against the Raiders on Monday night.
Ty’Son Williams showed a ton of burst as the starter for Baltimore, rushing for 65 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Latavius Murray also had a decent performance, as he had 10 carries for 28 yards and a touchdown.
The Ravens’ running game isn’t nearly as explosive as it was in 2020, but John Harbaugh’s squad is doing the best it can to overcome the injuries to Dobbins, Edwards and Hill.
We’ll see if the addition of Freeman can give the Ravens’ rushing attack a boost this weekend against the Chiefs.