Ravens promote Devonta Freeman to active roster

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The Ravens are getting ready to put running back Devonta Freeman on the field.

Freeman is being promoted from the practice squad to the active roster, agent Drew Rosenhaus said.

That makes it likely that Freeman will play for the Ravens when they host the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.

In their Week One loss to the Raiders, the Ravens split the running back duties between Latavius Murray (10 carries for 28 yards) and Ty'Son Williams (nine carries for 65 yards).

The Ravens have three running backs on injured reserve: JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill. They’re still working at figuring out how to replace them all, but Freeman will be in the mix.

The 29-year-old Freeman was a 2014 fourth-round pick of the Falcons. He was a two-time Pro Bowler in Atlanta and has also spent time with the Giants and Saints.

10 responses to “Ravens promote Devonta Freeman to active roster

  1. Ty’Son looked EXPLOSIVE. I cannot believe he didn’t get more run, I really believe they would’ve won that game. Murray looks slow but is more sure handed on some of those handoffs, which probably led to that decision.

  2. Our Running game is a mess right now – did not look like our offense in loss to Raiders – the O-Line was not even close to ready and once they knew we couldn’t run our normal offense it was off to the races for Raider D Line.
    Bell is just there for a look – not in game shape – probably gets released before he ever gets promoted to a roster spot

  3. They put up 189 rush yards for 5.6 per carry on Monday. That isn’t a running game that is a mess. It is far better than most of us expected.

    O line being a problem we can all agree with.

  4. if we lose LT Stanley for a significant period, which it now appears we will, it won’t matter who we put back there – we essentially have no tackles at this point.

  5. Nick Name says:
    September 16, 2021 at 10:50 am
    They put up 189 rush yards for 5.6 per carry on Monday. That isn’t a running game that is a mess. It is far better than most of us expected.
    Agreed. We did not lose that game because of our running game. We lost because our defense had no answer for their offense. We brought little to no pressure on Carr and he picked our secondary apart. Still can’t believe we let them march 37 yards in 35 seconds with no time outs to kick a game tying FG in regulation. That was really where the game was lost

  6. 189 rushing yards at 5.6 per carry is a misleading stat when your qb ends up with 12 carries for 86 yards. The yards count, they happened, but many of those carries were on broken passing plays, so the stats aren’t telling us that much about the Ravens rushing game when they are skewed by Lamar’s athletic ability in situations where the Ravens did not intend to run.

  7. Why? Really? In years past you can hand the ball off to to anyone of your running backs and they would get you 5 yards per carry, and some games almost 200 yards. The Ravens had a legitimately frightening rushing game. Based on last weeks game, they really really don’t, and lumping in Lamar’s rushing stats with everyone else’s only obscures that fact.

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