Devonta Freeman expected to start at RB as injuries again plague Baltimore Ravens’ backfield

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Devonta Freeman is envisioned to be the most recent managing again to get started for the Baltimore Ravens as injuries after once again hit their backfield.

Latavius Murray (sprained still left ankle) was dominated out of Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals soon after not practising this 7 days. A starter for the previous a few games, he sales opportunities the Ravens’ managing backs with 212 dashing yards and 4 touchdowns.

Now, Freeman could get his first start in virtually a year (Week 7 of last period). A Professional Bowler in 2015 and 2016, Freeman has obtained 95 yards on 16 carries this season (5.9 YPC).

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“He is undertaking a awesome work for us,” Ravens mentor John Harbaugh claimed of Freeman. “He’s a downhill, explosive, accelerating-kind runner with some size.”

Accidents have wreaked havoc on Baltimore’s backfield all period. The Ravens’ major two backs — J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards — suffered season-ending knee accidents just months before the get started of the regular period. Justice Hill became Baltimore’s third functioning back to experience a time-ending harm just before the period opener when he tore an Achilles.

The Ravens’ challenging luck with injuries has even strike Murray, who experienced skipped only a person sport in the earlier four seasons. Murray sprained his left ankle toward the conclusion of the 3rd quarter in Sunday’s 34-6 get in excess of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Baltimore’s managing backs on Sunday are Freeman, Le’Veon Bell and Ty’Son Williams.

The Ravens (5-1) are participating in the Bengals (4-2) for first spot in the AFC North. Baltimore has been dominant in jogging the ball in opposition to Cincinnati more than the previous two yrs, averaging 244 yards for each video game on the floor.

Ravens huge receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was also ruled out. This marks the next straight 7 days that Watkins is sidelined.