Ravens: Le’Veon Bell is running out of time to make an impact

Le'Veon Bell, Ravens (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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Ravens, Le'Veon Bell
Ravens, Le’Veon Bell (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

It is no secret the Baltimore Ravens have had a brutal start to the season when it comes to injuries. The seemingly ever-growing list of players unavailable can paint a bleak picture for the Ravens’ playoff hopes.

Nevertheless, Baltimore has shown a keen ability to find players who come to play big roles for the team, be it a street veteran or an undrafted gem.

No position has been more comprehensively hurt than running back. The Ravens have seen their top three running backs all go down for the season.

As a result, the entire unit has been retooled, with new faces upholding the Ravens’ premier rushing attack.

On September 7th, the Ravens signed former All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell to the practice squad. Soon after, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill both found themselves on the injured reserve.

Since Bell’s signing, Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman were signed. Murray was immediately signed to the active roster, while Freeman was promoted from the practice squad ahead of Week 2.

All the while, Bell, now signed for the longest of the trio, remains on the practice squad — and he certainly appears fed up and raring to go.

The Ravens were fortunate to leave Detroit with a win — thank the football gods for Justin Tucker. The offense struggled with mistakes and didn’t establish a ground game beyond Lamar Jackson.

Now could be the time for Bell to be promoted to the active roster and add another weapon.