The Ravens' running back corps is set to gain a dynamic addition as Keaton Mitchell, the undrafted rookie hailing from East Carolina, has been activated from injured reserve.
The franchise announced the move on Saturday night UK time, by the deadline to submit the final active players ahead of the game against the Titans in Week 6 with an early (9:30 a.m. ET) kick-off.
Mitchell is the son of former Ravens safety and Super Bowl XXXV champion Anthony Mitchell.
Keaton had an impressive training camp with the Ravens after the Flock snatched him from free agency after he went undrafted, but a preseason shoulder injury prevented him from appearing in any of the first four games of the season as he started the year placed on Injured Reserve.
Mitchell earned a spot on the initial 53-man roster, following a couple of preseason performances in which he totaled 42 rushing yards on seven carries while contributing 15 yards as a receiver out of the backfield.
New Ravens Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken spoke about Mitchell last August, saying "He’s got elite speed. He does have that, so getting him to the edge, he has quickness about him. He can possibly be a matchup player, but he works awfully hard."
The Ravens' backfield for Week 6 will feature Gus Edwards and Justice Hill along with Mitchell, although the workload distribution is a bit up in the air with Edwards and Hill expected to take the bulkier load and Mitchell most probably eased into the gameplan slowly but surely.
Mitchell competed with East Carolina in the NCAA averaging 6.5 yards per carry and accumulating 3,027 rushing yards over three seasons of college ball.
With Mitchell activated, both veterans Melvin Gordon III and Kenyon Drake stayed put on the Practice Squad of the Ravens with the former not having any more elevations available and the latter still having a couple of them.