Baltimore Ravens: 5 players who won’t be back in 2022

Ravens, Brandon Williams (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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2. The Ravens running backs

No position on the Ravens roster has been hit harder by injuries this year than running back. And that’s saying quite a lot considering the number of players currently on the team’s injured reserve.

What looked like one of the strengths of the roster going into the season as turned into arguably the team’s greatest weakness.

J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill were all lost for the season within a span of two weeks decimating the Ravens’ running back room and forcing them to turn to the open market for replacements.

Unfortunately, the likes of Latavius Murray, Ty’Son Williams, Devonta Freeman, and Le’Veon Bell have produced less-than-stellar results.

They’ve had their moments, sure. Murray has four rushing scores in six games. Williams was easily the Ravens best running back early in the year before finding himself in the doghouse. And Freeman and Bell have each done some good things in recent weeks.

But as of right now, none of the running backs on the team’s active roster look like long-term fits. Mostly because all but Williams are either 30 or approaching 30-years-old.

It’s unlikely that any of Murray, Freeman, or Bell will be back in 2022 once the Ravens return their top running backs. Williams is the only one who has a chance to stick around.

The former undrafted free agent was a preseason standout and looked primed to take on the RB1 role early in the year before the coaching staff soured on him.

The remainder of the season will be an audition for Williams as he’ll look to convince the Ravens to bring him back in 2022. But as of right now, it isn’t looking particularly promising.