Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday that West will have an opportunity to be part of the Baltimore offense in the wake of Justin Forsett's season-ending arm injury. "[West] will definitely get an opportunity," said Harbaugh. "He's practiced well for us since he's been here." Javorius Allen is set to lead the Baltimore backfield, with West and Raheem Mostert in reserve. West was a healthy scratch for Sunday's win over the Rams, but he may be ahead of the undersized Mostert for early-down work behind Allen. Such a role might leave West just one injury away from regular carries, though the Baltimore offense is likely in for a rough final six weeks, regardless of who's toting the rock. Futhermore, Mostert is the higher-upside handcuff for deep leagues, as West's lack of quickness and passing-game skills puts a pretty low cap on his ceiling.
West could take on a larger role with Justin Forsett (broken arm) out for the season, the Ravens' official website reports. Javorius Allen is the clear lead back, and if Sunday was any indication, he's primed for a heavy workload. West could also have a role on early downs, but he wasn't even active for Sunday's game, with the Ravens instead deploying speedy rookie Raheem Mostert. Although West's name is more familiar, Mostert is the more intriguing handcuff for Allen.
West was promoted to the Ravens' active roster Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports. West will join the 53-man roster just a week after hooking on with the Ravens' practice squad. He has appeared in 16 career games, but he will be the fourth running back on the roster, so his role figures to be minimal out of the gate.
West was added to the Ravens' practice squad Tuesday, NFL.com reports. West will head to Baltimore after being released by the Titans last week. He will provide some depth at the running back position in case of an injury to one of the three running backs currently on the roster -- Justin Forsett, Buck Allen, and Raheem Mostert -- goes down with an injury.
West was released by the Titans on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Towson product appeared in only two games this seas, logging 16 total carries for 51 yards with two lost fumbles. West will look to latch on with another team, but at this point it's unclear whether he'll draw much interest.
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