Baltimore Ravens Running Back Out for Season Opener

The Baltimore Ravens are playing it safe with J.K. Dobbins. ESPN's Dianna Russini announced the team will hold out their young running back for today's game against the New York Jets.

Dobbins missed all of last year with a devastating preseason ACL tear but had returned to practice earlier this offseason. The team will also be without starting tackle Ronnie Stanley. It's possible the Ravens are exercising an abundance of caution in their season opener, as they are comfortable favorites over a New York Jets team facing disastrous injuries at key positions.

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Dobbins was one of several frustrating injuries that derailed a promising season for the Ravens last year. The Ravens are showing a long-term commitment to their 55th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft by not rushing Dobbins back. The 24-year-old ran for an impressive 6.0 yards per carry as a rookie and helped the team lead the league in rushing. When he returns, he'll be first in line for starting snaps. 

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