Ravens: Gus Edwards, Marcus Peters suffer torn ACLs on back-to-back plays

Ravens, Gus Edwards (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)
Ravens, Gus Edwards (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens are cursed. If you don’t believe in curses, then what this team has experienced has to be one of the worst strings of bad luck the NFL has ever seen.

It’s being reported that running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters have suffered what the team believes to be season-ending torn ACLs on consecutive plays during Thursday’s practice.

As reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Ravens were forced to cut Thursday’s practice short after Edwards and Peters were injured on back-to-back plays.

This, of course, comes following the loss of both J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill for the 2021 season. in the span of 12 days, the Ravens have lost three of their top running backs to season-ending injuries.

The Ravens fear Gus Edwards and Marcus Peters suffered torn ACLs

Edwards was expected to take on the role as the Ravens’ lead back following Dobbins’ injury. The former undrafted free agent has been one of the most efficient running backs in football since entering the league.

2021 was supposed to be the season that he finally showed the NFL world what he was capable in an increased role. This is absolutely devastating for both Edwards and the Ravens.

His injury leaves the Ravens with just Ty’Son Williams and Trenton Cannon as the lone two running backs on their active roster. meanwhile, Le’Veon Bell is down on the practice squad.

Cannon and Bell joined the team this week while Williams has never played in an NFL game. You’d have to figure the Ravens add another running back, possibly Latavius Murray.

As for Peters, his injury means the Ravens lose arguably their best defensive playmaker and one of the best cornerbacks in football.

The Ravens have enough cornerback depth to hopefully get by with Anthony Averett and Jimmy Smith, upon his return, likely thrust into starting roles.

But there is no way around this. This is just an absolutely brutal situation, for the Ravens, especially given the losses they have already endured.

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Call it a curse. Call it bad luck. Whatever you call it, we are witnessing a football calamity.