Now that Devonta Freeman is being elevated to the active roster, the Baltimore Ravens have pretty decent depth in the running game despite a string of injuries at running back. That’s even without considering the threat Lamar Jackson poses.
Going from a time ago when it seemed like they wouldn’t have regular-season running backs to have significant depth at that spot is impressive. We look to the players who will seek to share responsibility until the injured return, if at all.
Depth chart of Baltimore Ravens running backs including Devonta Freeman
The Baltimore Ravens have placed three running backs on injured reserve who are not listed in this depth chart: JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill. His current depth includes three players, with Le’Veon Bell waiting behind the scenes on the practice team.
Ty’son Williams has been the biggest beneficiary of the series of injuries that have plagued the Baltimore Ravens at running back. Originally supposed to be the third or fourth option behind the three injured players, he is now the only player on this depth chart who played last season with the Baltimore Ravens.
He was not drafted in the 2020 draft and signed with them, but was placed on the practice squad prior to the 2020 regular season. He was just a part of their active squad in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2021, his luck has turned for the better, and he had 9 carries for 65 yards while sharing the running back duties.
Latavius Murray is a new member of the roster and was hired to cover the injuries that afflicted the Baltimore Ravens at that position. As a former bowler in 2015, he was expected to spring into action immediately upon signing. This is how it developed when he shared responsibilities with Ty’son Williams. However, he only gained 28 yards on 10 carries.
Devonta Freeman joins them now as a third option, but is expected to soon overtake them both. He’s a two-time professional bowler and capable of making big plays at crucial moments. That’s why, even though he joined last week, the Baltimore Ravens have faith that Devonta Freeman can take over and lead the team. Expect him to share at least some of the workload in his game against the Kansas City Chiefs.