Ravens elevate Le’Veon Bell from practice squad, place Derek Wolfe on IR

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Le’Veon Bell could make his Ravens’ debut this week.

The team elevated the running back from the practice squad for Sunday’s game in Denver. Bell and defensive back Kevon Seymour are standard elevations.

Bell is the fourth running back eligible to play for the Ravens, joining Ty'Son Williams, Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman. The Ravens still have to make Bell active on game day.

Bell last saw game action with the Chiefs late last season. He rushed 82 times for 328 yards and two touchdowns last year in time with the Jets and Chiefs.

The Ravens also announced they placed defensive end Derek Wolfe on injured reserve. He will miss a minimum of three games.

Wolfe has remained sidelined with back and hip injuries since the Ravens’ joint practices with the Panthers in August.

The Ravens did not activate receiver Rashod Bateman or receiver Miles Boykin to the 53-player roster. Bateman returned to practice this week after having groin surgery last month.

They activated offensive tackle Andre Smith from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement for outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson.

7 responses to “Ravens elevate Le’Veon Bell from practice squad, place Derek Wolfe on IR

  1. Wow, i forgot all about him. Ever since the Steelers he’s been done. Smart thing he held out that year.

  2. They must have changed the Practice Squad rules recently. I didn’t know a vet with as much mileage as Bell would be eligible.

  3. As a Ravens fan I don’t expect anything from him – when they signed him they were desperate and I’m very surprised he wasn’t released – guess when you lose top 3 RBs in two weeks ya tend to hold on to whatever you can dig up

  4. Bell’s big mistake was leaving the Steelers. He was never a major factor again after he did that.

  5. He held out and left a really good Steelers team that believed in him and had a good O-Line. While he did get a payday, he lost everything else. Had he added 3-4 more years at his original production he might have been a Hall of Famer. Now, he’s the 4th RB only called up due to a series of serious injuries. There are good backs still on the roster, I doubt he gets more than a few plays here and there (unless there are more injuries).

    He’s a cautionary tale to other RBs with aggressive agents looking for big payouts.

  6. Can’t be worse then Freeman, that dude looks stuck in the mudd. I understand why they signed all these guys, but it’s time to just feature Williams and use Murray on short yardage and goal line.

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