Ravens Get Exciting Le'Veon Bell Update Ahead of Week 4

Devon Platana
The Baltimore Ravens have received an exciting Le'Veon Bell updated ahead of Week 4's matchup against the Denver Broncos.
The Baltimore Ravens have received an exciting Le'Veon Bell updated ahead of Week 4's matchup against the Denver Broncos. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images
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The Baltimore Ravens backfield could see an additional body this weekend when they take on the Denver Broncos.

Veteran running back Le'Veon Bell could make his Ravens debut this Sunday, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The insider appeared on Saturday's episode of Good Morning Football, saying that sources told him there's a chance that Baltimore will activate Bell from the practice squad.

Bell was signed to Baltimore's practice squad back on September 7 after both J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards went down with season-ending injuries. It seemed at the time that he would be Ty'Son Williams' backup, however, the Ravens also brought in running backs Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman, who ultimately leapfrogged Bell on the depth chart.

Even though the Ravens are averaging a league-best 185.3 rushing yards per game, none of their running backs has consistently stood out.

Williams looked decent through the first two games, but the Ravens handed him the ball just five times for 22 rushing yards in Week 3. Meanwhile, Murray and Freeman haven't been much better, combining for 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 31 attempts.

Will Bell be the 1,000-yard rusher that he once was if he plays? Probably not, but he's still a veteran who's totalled over 9,700 yards from scrimmage and 48 touchdowns on his career. He's a better pass-catcher than Freeman and Murray too, so he could still carve out a role for himself if he proves that he still has decent hands.

It's going to be a close matchup for the Ravens whether or not Bell plays this weekend. Baltimore is the slight -118 road favorite while the Broncos are +100 underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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