A 2014 fourth-round selection, Taliaferro has often served as Baltimore's goal-line/short-yardage back when healthy, but a foot injury limited him to just three games last season. He now finds himself on the roster bubble, with Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon all locks to make the team. Taliaferro's chances got a slight bump when it was announced that Trent Richardson (knee) needs arthroscopic surgery, but it appears West might be the real winner from that development. In any case, the two are likely just competing for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart, which means the battle could be determined on special teams.
Taliaferro will likely have to compete for a roster spot, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
With Justin Forsett, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon all considered roster locks, Taliaferro may end up competing with Trent Richardson, Terrence West and others for what will likely be just one roster (or practice squad) spot. Of course, there's always a chance injuries could take a toll on Baltimore's running back depth during training camp and the preseason. The 230-pound Taliaferro might be the most powerful runner on the roster, but he's been plagued by injuries since the Ravens selected him in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He seems to have made a full recovery from the foot injury that landed him on IR last last season.
Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) could compete with Justin Forsett (arm) and Javorius Allen for playing time in 2016, the Baltimore Ravens ' official website reports.
Taliaferro opened the 2015 season as Baltimore's starting running back, but a foot injury landed him on IR in October. He actually suffered the same fate the previous year, albeit later in the season. Given his injury woes and modest receiving skills, Taliaferro will likely enter training camp as the No. 3 running back, assuming he's healthy enough to participate.
Running back Lorenzo Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) has been placed on IR by the Baltimore Ravens .
In a corresponding move, the team claimed fellow RB Raheem Mostert on waivers, with the news on Taliaferro cementing the status of Javorius Allen as the Ravens' No. 2 back behind Justin Forsett, who is dealing with an ankle injury.
Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Taliaferro's Week 6 status gains some import, with Justin Forsett dealing with an ankle injury in advance of Sunday's game against the 49ers. For now at least, Javorius Allen is the Baltimore Ravens ' healthiest backfield option.
|P2||8/20/16||@ IND||7:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ NO||8:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|11||11/20/16||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/12/16||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|16||12/25/16||@ PIT||4:30 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
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