In a matter of two weeks, Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens have lost not one, but two running backs to season-ending injuries. First, JK Dobbins suffered a torn ACL while playing in a preseason game on August 28. Then, Justice Hill suffered a lower leg injury during practice on Thursday. As a result, the run-heavy Baltimore squad is left with two running backs, Gus Edwards and Ty’Son Williams.
In an effort to remedy their lack of depth at the running back position, the Ravens are planning to bring in three running backs for tryouts. Former NFC Champion Devonta Freeman and three-time Pro Bowler Le’Veon Bell are among the trio of running backs traveling to Maryland for an opportunity to play this season. The third running back in the trio is Elijah Holyfield, the son of former championship boxer Evander Holyfield. Holyfield has spent the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jackson and company will kick off the 2021-2022 NFL season on September 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada against the Raiders.
?The Ravens are working out Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman.
Time to pump the breaks a bit on the Gus Bus. ??
— Joe Beldner (@JoeBeldnerFFB) September 6, 2021