Ravens Officially Activate Running Back From Reserve/PUP List

The Baltimore Ravens added some much-needed help to their backfield. ESPN's Field Yates revealed the team activated running back Gus Edwards from the Reserve/Player Unable to Perform list, putting him in line to play this week against the Cleveland Browns. The move follows this week's revelation that running back J.K Dobbins will miss 4-6 weeks as he recovers from knee surgery. Kenyan Drake earned the bulk of the team's touches last week, and that figures to be the case this week as well. 

Edwards figures to spell Drake until he reacclimates himself to NFL action. Edwards hasn't played a regular season snap since 2020, so the Ravens should take care to avoid adding too much to his plate too quickly. But if all goes well over the next couple of games, Edwards could be in line for significant play and potentially starting snaps as Dobbins recovers. 

Prior to tearing his ACL ahead of the Ravens' 2021 season opener, Edwards had established himself as an efficient, bruising change of pace back. He has rushed for 2152 yards over 43 appearances with the team, managing an impressive 5.2 yards per attempt for his career. He initially joined the Ravens as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. 
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