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

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2. Make a trade: Call the Indianapolis Colts about Jonathan Taylor

This is the most obvious trade the Ravens can pursue if they want to bring a top-tier rusher to Baltimore, although the price to pay for RB Jonathan Taylor might end up being prohibitive.

Many fans already voiced their desire for this trade the minute Dobbins was ruled out for the game, let alone the remainder of the season, so it makes sense to at least discuss the possibility.

Taylor is currently on the PUP list and out for the first four weeks of the season. If the Ravens trade for the Colts rusher, they will be forced to wait until at least Week 5 to use him for the first time this season.

The running back entered a fight--similar to the one Dobbins himself underwent through the summer--against his franchise as he wants to be paid according to how he values his talents.

That led to both sides failing to reach a contract extension, to a late-August trade demand by Taylor, and ultimately to his deactivation from the active squad for the first four weeks of the regular season.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, "all options are now on the table" when it comes to Taylor and the Colts working out a trade, although it's worth noting that Indianapolis allowed the rusher to try to find a trade partner, which he failed to do ahead of Week 1.

Adding a little, interesting, and funny quirk to this drama: the Ravens and the Colts play against each other in Week 3 when Baltimore will host Indianapolis.

Will Taylor be a member of the Ravens Flock by then? We can only wait.