5 Baltimore Ravens free agents that won’t be back in 2022

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5 and 4. Devonta Freeman/Latavius Murray, RB, Ravens

The Ravens were forced to overhaul their entire running back room just prior to the start of the season when they lost J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill to season-ending injuries before Week 1 had even arrived.

The results from their makeshift group of replacements have been as could be expected. Not great.

Veterans Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman have held down the backfield for the majority of the season with recently-released veteran Le’Veon Bell and former undrafted free agent Ty’Son Williams mixing in too.

But with Dobbins, Edwards, and Hill set to return next season, the Ravens’ running back room could look very different. Or maybe just very similar to how it looked in 2020.

That means players like Murray and Freeman who are 31 and 29-years-old, respectively, likely won’t be a part of the Ravens’ plans in 2022.

Both players were signed at the start of the season and each came with a resume that included a Pro Bowl appearance (Freeman had two). But the last time either earned a Pro Bowl nod was in 2016.

Dobbins had just graduated high school that year. Rashod Bateman wasn’t even legally allowed to vote yet.

It’s clear that both players are well past their prime and their services will no longer be required once Dobbins and Edwards return. Barring any more unforeseen injuries, don’t expect Murray and Freeman to be back in 2022.