Ravens: 5 potential external replacements for J.K. Dobbins

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1. The Ravens could target Rashaad Penny to replace J.K. Dobbins

Rashaad Penny is another player who surprisingly finds himself on the roster bubble this summer. He likely won’t be outright released, but don’t be surprised if some teams come calling.

Chris Carson is the starter in Seattle while the likes of DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer have been impressing the coaching staff. At the moment, Penny is slated to be Carson’s primary backup, but that could change.

Especially if a team is willing to send a draft pick Seattle’s way.

Penny is probably the most explosive running back in that backfield, but consistency has been a struggle for the former San Diego State star. Injuries have plagued Penny as a torn ACL cost him the end of his 2019 season and almost all of 2020.

He’s returned healthy again in 2021 and is in the best shape of his football career, but it seems clear that the Seahawks are already pushing him out of the equation.

The team opted to decline his fifth-year option meaning that he’ll be a free agent at the end of the year, and given the hype surrounding the aforementioned Dallas, it seems Seattle is prepared to move on from Penny sooner rather than later.

Again, he likely isn’t a cut candidate so the Ravens would have to give up a Day 3 pick to get him. But he might be the player on this list with the highest ceiling as well.

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If J.K. Dobbins is forced to miss significant time, the Ravens should seriously consider calling the Seahawks about Rashaad Penny.