The uncertainty regarding running back JK Dobbins' status for Week 1 caused the Ravens to add some insurance via free agency. Baltimore signed veteran Kenyan Drake following his release from the Las Vegas Raiders. When looking at his recent tweets, it's safe to say he's happy to be there.
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It all started when Drake tweeted a picture of his Ravens backpack tag with the training facility in the background. He then followed that up by retweeting a picture of him fist-bumping running back coach Craig Ver Staag. Finally, a tweet saying his new favorite color is purple simply summed it all up.
Drake's Twitter profile looks a lot different, too. His cover photo is the Ravens logo and "Baltimore Ravens RB" is the first thing you see in his bio. The 28-year-old even cracked a joke by saying he has yet to experience a "real winter" in the NFL. He's only lived in Miami, Phoenix and Las Vegas so far.
With Gus Edwards on the PUP list, Drake is at least set up for a backup role alongside veteran Mike Davis. If Dobbins is unable to play in Week 1, the former Alabama standout could be the go-to back on third-down plays, though. That's because his receiving skills line up much better than Davis' do.
Drake has posted 1,535 receiving yards on 199 receptions across 89 career games. He has also scored seven receiving touchdowns and owns a career catch percentage of 73.7%. Drake could take over the role Devonta Freeman played in the 2021 season (34 receptions, 190 yards, 1 touchdown).
For now, the Ravens have odds set at +2000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.