3 ways the Ravens can fix their backfield following J.K. Dobbins' injury

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1. Do nothing: Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, Melvin Gordon, and Keaton Mitchell lead the backfield

This is the most probable outcome and the path that Baltimore would be the most comfortable with going forward.

The Ravens certainly have a crowded backfield and it was surprising to see the franchise carry four running backs into the regular season by including rookie UDFA Keaton Mitchell in their initial 53-man roster at the end of August.

Mitchell, mind you, was later put on Injured Reserve and thus won't be available until Week 5 at the earliest. That said, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill were active (and played great) on Sunday while Melvin Gordon was signed to the Practice Squad following the roster cuts.

For now, and barring an insta-trade in the next few hours, the Ravens will need to split their carries between Edwards and Hill against the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday. None of them is J.K. Dobbins at his peak, but they combined for 41 yards and two TDs on 16 carries on Sunday.

Edwards rushed the rock eight times for 32 yards (his longest run went for 13 yards), and Hill got the same amount of carries (albeit closer to the end zone) rushing for nine yards and two scores.

Gordon was left out of Sunday's gameday squad and has yet to be elevated to the active roster this season, still being considered a member of the Practice Squad.