Ravens RB Gus Edwards set to return in the very near future

Gus Edwards, Ravens (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Gus Edwards, Ravens (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens have already seen the long-awaited returns of a number of injured stars this season. From J.K. Dobbins to Marcus Peters, it’s been nice to see some familiar faces back on the gridiron after a year sidelined due to injury.

Gus Edwards might be the next to make his return.

Head coach John Harbaugh spoke to the media on Monday and provided an update on Edwards’ return timetable. Harbaugh told reporters that Edwards would start practicing this week, thus confirming that the team had designated him to return from the PUP list.

Edwards now has 21 days to officially be activated to the 53-man roster, during which he’s allowed to practice with the team. That 21-day window is set to begin this week as Edwards returns to practice.

The Ravens should have Gus Edwards back before long

Edwards has been sidelined since September of last year when he suffered a torn ACL in practice just days before the start of the 2021 season. Following the injury to Dobbins, Edwards was primed to assume the lead back role in Baltimore.

That was until his unfortunate injury offered him the same fate as his teammate. Now, the two are looking to return in 2022 as one of the league’s best running back duos yet again.

Dobbins certainly looks like he’s close to 100 percent again after rushing for a pair of touchdowns in the Ravens’ disappointing 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday. As for Edwards, however, it’s probably best to temper early expectations.

Much like was the case with Dobbins, it wouldn’t be fair to expect Edwards to return to his pre-injury form immediately upon returning. But the Ravens don’t need him to be that player just yet.

At this point, all they’re looking for is additional depth behind Dobbins. Edwards could certainly serve as an upgrade over the likes of Mike Davis, Justice Hill, and Kenyan Drake.

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The Gus Bus is refueling and almost ready to leave the station. Ravens fans rejoice.