Coach John Harbaugh mentioned Turner (hamstring) when discussing the Ravens' desire to add a big-play threat in the backfield, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. "I like the idea of adding a shifty, third-down, home-run-type hitter guy," Harbaugh said. "We might have him already. We had a pretty good rookie last year [Turner] who got hurt early in the season." Turner caught on with Baltimore as an undrafted rookie in 2018, spending one week on the practice squad and four on the active roster before a hamstring injury allowed the team to stash him on injured reserve. His 214-pound frame and 4.53 40-yard-dash time don't exactly support Harbaugh's assessment, but Turner did have a 65-yard touchdown run during the final week of the preseason. Turner will enter the offseason program fourth or fifth on the depth chart at running back, with Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon occupying the top three spots.
The Ravens placed Turner (hamstring) on injured reserve Saturday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Turner has been dealing with an injured hamstring throughout the week, and it turns out the issue is serious enough to keep him sidelined for what will likely be the remainder of the season. He only logged one carry for four yards and two receptions for 17 yards through four games, as he primarily provided depth at running back behind Alex Collins and Javorius Allen.
Turner had one carry for four yards and added a 10-yard reception Sunday against Pittsburgh. The undrafted rookie saw the first offensive touches of his career Sunday. Turner saw his lone carry in the third quarter when the game still hung in the balance and followed it up with a reception midway through the fourth quarter. Still, he's an emergency third option out of the backfield behind Alex Collins and Javorius Allen. Barring injury to either of those two, Turner figures to have a very minor role in the Baltimore offense moving forward.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||23.78|
|9||11/04||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|12||11/26||@Los Angeles Rams||14||17.26|
|13||12/01||San Francisco 49ers||20||19.00|
|15||12/13||New York Jets||18||17.75|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||1||4||0||2||17||0||1|