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Ravens Miss Out on Running Back After Making Waiver Claim

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Baltimore Ravens missed out on a waiver claim for a recently cut running back.
The Baltimore Ravens missed out on a waiver claim for a recently cut running back. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens are currently reeling from the loss of J.K. Dobbins for the entire season. Gus Edwards is sure to take on a workhorse role now for the team, but the depth behind him has question marks.

Baltimore tried to add another RB to the mix through waivers. However, they were snuffed out.

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The Ravens put in a waiver claim for recently cut Denver Broncos running back Royce Freeman. Instead, the fourth-year pro was granted to the Carolina Panthers due to waiver priority.

Freeman made a ton of sense for Baltimore to bring in. His numbers were down across the board in 2020, but he showed flashes of dual-threat promise in his first two NFL seasons.

The Oregon product would've provided a more known quantity behind Edwards. After missing out on the RB, the Ravens will likely enter the season with Justice Hill and Ty'Son Williams relieving Edwards. If those two don't perform, Baltimore may seek out a veteran to shore up its backfield depth.

The Ravens are 4.5-point favorites heading into Week 1 against the Las Vegas Raiders, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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