The Baltimore Ravens had a rough day at practice. Starting running back Gus Edwards will miss the season with a torn ACL the team has announced. The team has lost Edwards, starting cornerback Marcus Peters, starting running back J.K. Dobbins, and backup running back Justice Hill for the season in the span of fewer than two weeks. Edwards was slated to be the starter this year after Dobbins went down, but now the team will have to regroup again.
The #Ravens cut short practice today after CB Marcus Peters and RB Gus Edwards sustained potentially significant knee injuries on back-to-back plays, per me and @MikeGarafolo. The team is having tests done on both players.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2021
Tests confirmed that Ravens’ RB Gus Edwards suffered a season-ending torn ACL at today’s practice, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2021
The focus will now shift to the next-man-up on the Ravens depth chart and that is running back Ty’son Williams. He was originally going to compete with Justice Hill for the third spot on the depth chart but now finds himself as the lead back. Baltimore also signed veteran running backs Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman to their practice squad. One or both of them are likely to be on the main roster at some point this season.
Gus Edwards is a GROWN MAN ?pic.twitter.com/aqypjCuQHt
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) December 27, 2020
Edwards got some snaps last year as the primary backup when Mark Ingram was hurt and he showed promise. Last season with Baltimore on 144 carries he rushed for 723 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught nine passes for 129 yards and zero touchdowns last year. This is yet another critical loss for the Ravens, but they will find a way to win games. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Edwards a speedy recovery and return to the field.