In the midst of a 44-yard, one touchdown effort Week 1, Dixon limped off the field and diagnosed with a knee injury of unknown severity. Within days, he was placed on IR, meaning he must miss at least eight weeks. Considering the Ravens have a Week 10 bye, Dixon's first chance to return to the field will be Nov. 18 against the Bengals.
Dixon (unspecified injury) limped off the field with trainers late in Sunday's game against the Bills, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports .
Prior to his exit from the contest, Dixon had carried 13 times for 44 yards and a TD in a game in which the Ravens utterly dominated the Bills. Alex Collins and Javorius Allen thus currently profile as the team's top healthy backs.
Dixon clearly couldn't get anything going on the ground, but he showed off his pass-catching acumen while drawing the start. The 24-year-old seems like he has a firm hold on the No. 3 running back job behind Alex Collins and Javorius Allen, a role that could give him some utility in deeper PPR formats to open the season.
Dixon (undisclosed) return to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
That said, the report suggests that Dixon does not appear to be moving around at full strength. It's unclear if the running back had a minor setback, of if he is still shaking off the rust following an injury-marred 2017 campaign. Generally speaking, however, coach John Harbaugh has been pleased with what he's seen from Dixon this summer, but for the time being Alex Collins and Javorius Allen remains ahead of Dixon in Baltimore's backfield pecking order.
Dixon (undisclosed) is set to make his preseason debut Monday against the Colts, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports. "He looked good in practice the past few days, [he] looks like he's healthy, so to see him in a game will be exciting," coach John Harbaugh said.
Things are trending in the right direction for Dixon after sitting out of the first two preseason games with nagging injuries. However, there is some pressure on Dixon with Alex Collins established as the starter and Javorious Allen seemingly locked into the No. 2 role. Dixon figures to get a fair bit of run in Monday's game, which makes him a target in daily contests as the team continues to evaluate where he fits in its running back pecking order.
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|Bye: Week 10|
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