Edwards (knee) will be placed on injured reserve by the Ravens. After previously losing both J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Justice Hill (Achilles) to season-ending injuries, Edwards is the latest Baltimore back to hit IR. In the wake of the team's string of backfield injuries, Latavius Murray is poised to join the Ravens' active roster alongside Ty'Son Williams and Trenton Cannon, while Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman are candidates to be elevated from the team's practice squad.
Edwards sustained a confirmed torn ACL during Thursday's practice, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Edwards joins J.K. Dobbins as Ravens running backs to suffer such an injury, and Justice Hill also is out for the season with an Achilles tear, leaving the team painfully thin at running back. Ty'Son Williams is expected to step in as Baltimore's lead running back to kick off the campaign, with Trenton Cannon also on the 53-man roster and Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman on the practice squad.
Both Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relay that the Ravens fear that Edwards suffered a torn ACL during Thursday's practice. After losing both J.K. Dobbins (knee) and Justice Hill (Achilles) to season-ending injuries, Baltimore now is poised to lose Edwards for an extended period. In that context, Ty'Son Williams now appears to be on track to head the team's backfield Week 1, with Trenton Cannon in reserve and Le'Veon Bell a candidate to be promoted from the practice squad in short order. Moreover, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic suggests that free agents like Latavius Murray or Devonta Freeman could be options for the Ravens to explore.
Edwards suffered a knee injury in practice Thursday that the team fears is season-ending, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Edwards was set to be the primary running back with the season-ending knee injury to J.K. Dobbins. With Justice Hill also suffering a season-ending injury, Ty'Son Williams could lead the backfield in Week 1 if Edwards is sidelined.
With the expectation that J.K. Dobbins is likely to miss the coming campaign with a knee injury, Edwards is poised to lead Baltimore's backfield heading into the 2021 regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Edwards has been effective in a lead role for the team in the past, and with Dobbins no longer in line to lead the way out of the gate this season, the 26-year-old -- who logged 144 carries for 723 yards and six TDs in 2020 -- is in line for expanded work, notably on early downs. Also currently in Baltimore's complementary/pass-catching back mix are Ty'Son Williams and Justice Hill (ankle).
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||Kansas City Chiefs||32||33.00|
|6||10/17||Los Angeles Chargers||9||9.00|
|15||12/19||Green Bay Packers||22||20.00|
|17||01/02||Los Angeles Rams||23||21.00|
|3 Year Avg||138||717||3||6||65||0||93|