Ravens Sign Veteran Running Back in Free Agency

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Baltimore Ravens have signed a veteran running back in free agency.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed a veteran running back in free agency. / Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens' 2021 season was mired by major injuries to key players, especially in the backfield. The losses of J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards before Week 1 led to a hodgepodge group of running backs being depended on as a featured part of the Ravens' run-heavy offense.

After those injury troubles, Baltimore is being proactive about its backfield depth, signing a productive veteran who was recently released.

Mike Davis Ravens

Seven-year pro Mike Davis is joining the Ravens after briefly being a free agent. He provides this backfield a dependable body to lean on as Dobbins and Edwards get back to 100%.

The 2021 season didn't go as planned for Davis, who was unseated as a starter despite a barren Atlanta Falcons RB room. He still managed to record 503 yards on 138 attempts, along with 3 touchdowns. He also hauled in 44 receptions for 259 yards and 1 TD.

Davis shouldered the load for the Carolina Panthers in 2020 (1,015 yards from scrimmage, 8 total TDs) when starter Christian McCaffrey went down, so he's more than capable of taking the early-season reps as Dobbins and Edwards get back to game shape.

Though it's not a flashy signing, this is a great move for Baltimore that ensures its two stud RBs won't need to rush themselves back if they're not ready to start the season.

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