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Ravens' Plan to Address Backfield After J.K. Dobbins Injury Revealed

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Baltimore Ravens revealed some of their plans to address the running back depth chart in the wake of J.K. Dobbins' injury.
The Baltimore Ravens revealed some of their plans to address the running back depth chart in the wake of J.K. Dobbins' injury. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens were dealt a crushing blow on Saturday after running back J.K. Dobbins went down with a season-ending torn ACL injury. Gus Edwards is poised as the top back in the Ravens backfield, but questions surrounding depth are of major importance.

Many around the NFL suspect that top free agent running back Todd Gurley could be on the Ravens' shortlist. However, that appears to not be the case. According to NFL insider Josin Anderson, the Ravens still like their depth at running back and are not expected to pursue Gurley in free agency.

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Dobbins burst onto the scene during his rookie campaign, operating in a 1A-1B running back situation with Edwards. The former Ohio State Buckeye saw 134 carries compared to Edwards' 144 attempts. Quarterback Lamar Jackson led all rushers with 159 attempts in 2020.

This three-headed monster of rushers enjoyed a brilliant year as the Ravens finished first in the NFL with 191.9 rushing yards per game. Dobbins racked up 805 yards and 9 touchdowns in 15 games played.

Gurley, once considered one of the better running backs in the league, remains a free agent. The three-time Pro Bowler enjoyed his best seasons in 2017 and 2018 where he averaged 1,278 rushing yards on 267.5 attempts and 15 touchdowns.

He spent last season with the Atlanta Falcons on a one-year deal, but was not brought back after finishing with a career-low 678 rushing yards through 15 games.

The Ravens backfield still holds Justice Hill and Ty'Son Williams as depth options behind Edwards.

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