The Baltimore Ravens injury crisis at running back got worse with Gus Edwards going down. Now they’re bringing in DeVonta Freeman to cover the loss.
It’s a really rough time to be a Ravens running back. DeVonta Freeman is now one of them.
After starting running back Gus Edwards went down during practice with a potentially season-ending injury, Baltimore called up Freeman to replace him.
“Ravens now are signing veteran free-agent RB Devonta Freeman to their practice squad, per his agent [Drew Rosenhaus]. The idea is that Freeman will be promoted to Ravens’ active roster,” Adam Schefter tweeted.
The Ravens signed DeVonta Freeman after another injury hit
Freeman was one of three running backs the Ravens worked out as cover for injuries to JK Dobbins and Justice Hill. They were left with just two healthy running backs on the roster and brought in Le’Veon Bell, Elijah Holyfield and Freeman for a tryout.
Bell got the nod as a veteran RB3 to shore up depth. Baltimore definitely didn’t plan on having to add yet another running back because of another starting rusher getting injured before the 2021 season.
Freeman spent 2020 with the Giants, rushing for 172 yards and one touchdown in five appearances. He signed with the Bills practice squad at the start of the new year, then landed with the Saints at the start of August. He didn’t make their 53-man roster, however.
His best season in the NFL was with the Falcons in 2016. Coming off his first 1,000-yard campaign, he matched his output for a second season with 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns.