Edwards said he still takes practice reps with the starters on offense, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Despite averaging 5.2 yards on 137 carries as an undrafted rookie, Edwards will need to fight for his work after the Ravens signed Mark Ingram and used a fourth-round pick on Justice Hill. The team also returns Kenneth Dixon, who averaged 5.6 yards on 60 carries last year and has shown some pass-catching utility in the past. Edwards said he reduced his body fat from nine percent to six percent in an effort to become more versatile for his second pro campaign, per Clifton Brown of the Ravens' official website. He was strictly an up-the-middle grinder in 2018, catching two passes in 11 games while leading all qualified rushers with 90.2 percent of his carries going between the tackles.
Edwards has signed his tender with the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Edwards caught on with the Ravens as an undrafted rookie in 2018 and can be kept under team control at a low price through 2020. He served as Baltimore's lead runner during the second half of last season, but he'll now slide back to a complementary role with Mark Ingram hopping in as the starter. Edwards and Kenneth Dixon will compete for backup work in a run-heavy offense.
The Ravens signed Mark Ingram to join Edwards and Kenneth Dixon in the backfield, ESPN.com reports.
Coach John Harbuagh referred to Edwards as his No. 1 running back a couple weeks ago, but it's pretty clear that won't be the case unless Ingram misses time with an injury. The 29-year-old former Saint is coming off four straight seasons with at least 4.6 yards per carry and six rushing touchdowns, and he's also far more proven than Edwards and Dixon in terms of blocking and receiving (228 career receptions). The team should still have a role for Edwards in a run-heavy offense, but he'll presumably be competing for the No. 2 job instead of the starting gig.
Coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that Edwards is the Ravens' No.1 running back "right now," Ryan Mink of the team's official site reports.
Harbaugh made the comment during his media availability at the NFL Scouting Combine, an event Edwards wasn't even invited to one year ago. Edwards went on to lead the team with 718 yards and two touchdowns as an undrafted rookie despite not taking on a major role until Week 11. As it stands, Edwards will be the starter in what projects to be one of the league's most run-heavy offenses. Kenneth Dixon looked good once he got back on the field in 2018 and will warrant his own workload, and the Ravens could still add depth at the position via free agency or the mid-to-late rounds of the upcoming draft. Still, Edwards did enough for himself to earn top billing on the depth chart heading into 2019.
Edwards rushed eight times for 23 yards in the Ravens' 23-17 wild-card loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
With a nearly non-existent role in the passing game thus far in his young career, Edwards has seen his fantasy production exceedingly dependent on his success, or lack thereof, on the ground. Thus, when the running game is neutralized by game script, so too is Edwards, as was clearly the case Sunday. It was a disappointing finish for the Rutgers product, who certainly made a noticeable impact during the stretch run of the regular season with a trio of 100-yard efforts and another two over 80 in the last seven games. He'll look to pick up where he left off in 2019 while likely sharing a fair amount of touches with backfield mate Kenneth Dixon.
Edwards carried the ball 12 times for 76 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Browns.
Edwards was limited to 12 touches but made the most of the opportunity by averaging 6.3 yards per carry. The bulk of his yardage came on three carries that went for 24, 18 and 12 yards respectively, though he was held relatively quiet otherwise. Edwards ends the season with 718 rushing yards, with only Lamar Jackson surpassing him for the team lead even though he was only on the active roster beginning in Week 6. Once the playoffs have concluded, Edwards will enter the offseason as an Exclusive Rights Free Agent, meaning he'll likely be with the team again. However, his role will be uncertain with Lamar Jackson, Kenneth Dixon, and potentially Alex Collins all vying for carries.
Edwards rushed 14 times for 92 yards and added 13 receiving yards by catching his lone target in Saturday's 22-10 win over the Chargers.
Edwards continues to thrive as the lead back under Lamar Jackson's iteration of the Ravens' offense. The threat of a mobile quarterback has opened up running lanes and allowed the undrafted rookie to produce at least 100 all-purpose yards in four out of the last six contests. Edwards is a non-factor in the passing game (Saturday's catch was his first since becoming starter), but his healthy production on the ground combined with a consistent role makes him start-worthy in almost any format. The Browns and their 24th-ranked rush defense are on tap for Week 17.
Edwards rushed 19 times for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 20-12 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Edwards unsurprisingly paced the Ravens backfield in carries and rushing yardage, although with Ty Montgomery (coach's decision) inactive, Kenneth Dixon did see an increase of three carries over last week as well. Edwards eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the third game overall, and he's now averaged over 5.0 yards per carry in five different contests. The 23-year-old will look to keep it going versus a tough Chargers defense in a Week 16 road matchup.
Edwards took 16 caries for 67 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs.
Though still effective in his role as the Ravens' lead back, Edwards finished with four-week lows for both carries and rushing yards while once again failing to catch a pass. Kenneth Dixon was ultimately more productive with less work, taking eight carries for 59 yards and a touchdown and adding one catch for 21 yards. Between his lack of pass-catching contribution and Dixon's recent emergence, Edwards makes for a risky play in Week 15 against the shaky Tampa Bay defense, though his role does also come with a reasonable weekly ceiling.
Edwards (ankle) wasn't listed Wednesday on the Ravens' initial injury report for Week 14.
Edwards has been tending to an ankle issue of late, but he logged 21 carries for 82 yards in a Week 13 win over the Falcons. His exclusion from the injury report indicates that he escaped that contest without any setbacks with his ankle, which should set him to head the Baltimore backfield again Sunday versus the Chiefs. He'll take aim at a Kansas City defense that has allowed an average of 122 rushing yards per game to date.
Edwards is continuing to receive treatment for a lingering ankle injury but believes he'll be available for Sunday's game at Kansas City, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
The Ravens swapped out Kenneth Dixon (knee) for Alex Collins (foot) as residents of injured reserve, but Edwards remained the lead runner in this backfield Week 13 in Atlanta. Over his three impressive performances in a row, Edwards has recorded 61 carries for 315 yards and one touchdown. However, he was seen limping off the field near the end of Sunday's game, increasing the likelihood that he will be included on the injury report this week. Wednesday's version will reveal Edwards' level of practice participation.
Edwards carried 21 times for 82 yards in Sunday's 26-16 win over the Falcons.
As expected, Edwards led the Ravens' Week 13 backfield, even though he approached the weekend with a "questionable" designation due to an ankle issue. It's worth noting that with four minutes left in the game, Edwards was spotted limping off the field, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. We'll have to see if that turns into anything that may impact the running back's Week 14 status. With Alex Collins (foot) on IR, Kenneth Dixon and Ty Montgomery are next up in the Ravens' RB pecking order behind Edwards.
Edwards (ankle), who is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, will start and isn't expected to face any limitations due to the injury, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
The questionable designation Edwards carried into the contest implied some level of concern about his health, but apparently not enough for the Ravens to institute a hard cap on his play count. After racking up 233 yards on 40 carries the past two weeks, Edwards should be in store for another big workload on the ground against a shaky Atlanta defense, assuming game flows allows for it. Ty Montgomery and Kenneth Dixon are more likely candidates to pick up snaps out of the backfield on obvious passing downs.
Edwards (ankle) "shouldn't be limited" Sunday against the Falcons, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Edwards missed practice Wednesday, but Hensley notes that the running back, "looked fine moving around Thursday and Friday." With Alex Collins (foot) now on IR, Ty Montgomery should be next in line for touches in the Ravens' Week 13 backfield behind Edwards, with Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen also on hand.
Edwards (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
Assuming no setbacks with his ankle, Edwards, who has logged 40 carries for a total of 233 yards over the past two weeks, is in line to see his share of work on the ground Sunday while sharing rushing touches with signal-caller Lamar Jackson, who will start in place of Joe Flacco (hip) for the third straight game. With Alex Collins (foot) having been place on injured reserve, Ty Montgomery, Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen are available to handle complementary duties in Week 13.
Edwards (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Edwards' full participation in Friday's practice never seemed to put him at much risk of sitting out Sunday, despite his designation. After clearing the century mark in rushing yardage in both of the past two weeks, Edwards should again be slated for ample work on the ground while sharing the backfield with signal-caller Lamar Jackson, who will fill in for Joe Flacco (hip) for the third straight game. Edwards is well positioned to hold down the No. 1 job at running back the rest of the season after the Ravens placed Alex Collins (foot) on injured reserve Saturday.
Updating a previous report, Edwards (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, was a full participant in Friday's practice, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.
The Ravens released their injury designations for Sunday's contest before their final practice of the week concluded, so it wasn't immediately known how extensively Edwards was involved in the session. Though the questionable tag implies Edwards only has a 50-50 shot to suit up this weekend, his full involvement at Friday's practice would make it surprising if he was ultimately held out. With that in mind, it's expected that Edwards will reprise the lead-back role that has translated to 40 carries the past two weeks, during which he's piled up 233 yards and a touchdown. Edwards' primary threat to backfield work, Alex Collins (foot), is also listed as questionable for Week 13, but Collins seems less likely to suit up after failing to practice this week on the heels of an absence in last Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Edwards (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
The ankle issue prevented Edwards from practicing Wednesday, but he returned to limited activity a day later. It's unclear how extensively Edwards was involved in Friday's session, but the Ravens' decision to list him as questionable implies some uncertainty with regards to his Week 13 status. Meanwhile, fellow running back Alex Collins (foot) is also questionable, though he seems less likely of the two to suit up after missing the Week 12 win over the Raiders and failing to practice in any capacity Wednesday through Friday. If both Edwards and Collins are unavailable this weekend, the Ravens could lean more heavily on Ty Montgomery out of the backfield, with quarterback Lamar Jackson also retaining a sizable role on the ground in Baltimore's run-heavy game plan.
Edwards (ankle) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday.
The same applies to Alex Collins (foot), which would seem to put both on track to play Sunday against the Falcons. We'll circle back on Edwards' status Friday to see if the Ravens list him as questionable or remove him altogether from their Week 13 injury report. After having logged 40 carries over the past two weeks, Edwards appears to poised to head the Baltimore backfield once again this weekend, heath permitting.
Edwards (ankle), who missed Wednesday's practice, returned to work Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, Edwards didn't appear hampered by his ankle injury and "should be fine to start Sunday" against the Falcons. We'll circle back on his status later Thursday, once the Ravens report his level of practice participation.
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