Baltimore Ravens promote veteran RB Devonta Freeman to active roster

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens promoted jogging back Devonta Freeman to the energetic roster Thursday right after he put in one particular week on the follow squad, the staff announced.

Freeman, 29, joins Ty’Son Williams and Latavius Murray in Baltimore’s revamped operating backs team. The Ravens signed Freeman to the follow squad Friday, 1 working day right after Gus Edwards suffered a period-ending knee damage in practice.

A two-time Professional Bowl player, Freeman was slice by the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 31 soon after shelling out a thirty day period with the team. Past year, Freeman obtained 172 yards dashing and scored a person touchdown in 5 online games with the New York Giants.

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In Monday’s year-opening 33-27 reduction in Las Vegas, the Ravens break up the touches amongst Williams (12 for 94 full yards and one landing) and Murray (10 for 28 yards). Baltimore went with Williams largely in the initially half prior to leaning much more on Murray in the next fifty percent.

Freeman gives much more experience than Trenton Cannon, who was reduce a working day after remaining Baltimore’s No. 3 back again Monday night time.

The advertising of Freeman leaves Le’Veon Bell as the only jogging back on the exercise squad. On Wednesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh stated all 4 working backs would be employed at some issue.

“We have four good men in in this article, and those guys are all likely to be a huge component of what we’re accomplishing likely ahead,” Harbaugh claimed. “I’m energized about owning those people four fellas. I assume we had been extremely, quite blessed, the actuality that all those guys had been out there when our guys received damage. So, it can be large. They’re great gamers, and they’re heading to enjoy well.”

Injuries have devastated the Ravens’ backfield. Baltimore misplaced 3 jogging backs — J.K. Dobbins (knee), Gus Edwards (knee) and Justice Hill (Achilles) — to year-ending accidents in the 3 weeks main up to the period opener.