RB Devonta Freeman to the active roster as the Baltimore Ravens promote him
After one week with the practice squad, the team has decided to promote him to the first team and into the active 53 player roster.
Gus Edwards's knee injury that will leave him out of commission for the rest of the season activated the option of signing a replacement for the RB position. The Ravens invited veteran player Devonta Freeman to the practice squad, and just after one week, the team has decided to promote him to the active squad.
The Georgia native will add experience to the team, who has cut Trenton Cannon, 27, just after Monday night football, all while being Baltimore's No. 3.
A stricken injury Ravens
Ravens are signing veteran RB Devonta Freeman to their active roster, per his agent @DrewJRosenhaus.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2021
Baltimore has suffered three significant injuries in their running back arsenal; JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill are not expected any time soon. So the front office is weighing out how to replace them, and Freeman seems like a perfect signing at the moment.
The New Orleans Saints cut the two-time Pro Bowl player on Aug. 31 after spending a month with the team. Moreover, the 29-year-old will join Ty'Son Williams and Latavius Murray at Baltimore. Freeman ran for 172 earned while scoring one touchdown in five games at the New York Giants.
Monday's season-opening game that ended on a 33-27 loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas, the Ravens had to divide the ball between Williams, 12 for 94 total yards and one touchdown, and Murray, 10 for 28 yards. Favoring more on Murray in the second half of the game while Williams had more playtime in the first half.
The Ravens going forward
Raven's coach John Harbaugh said on Wednesday that the team is happy with the RBs he has at the moment and with the options to replace the injured players with such talent.
"I'm excited about having those four guys. I think we were very, very blessed, the fact that those guys were available when our guys got hurt. So, it's big. They're good players, and they're going to play well."
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