The Baltimore Ravens backfield got even thinner this week, as running back Justice Hill reportedly suffered a torn Achilles, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Source: #Ravens RB Justice Hill tore his Achilles at practice recently. He’s out for the season. That’s why they are working out backs.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2021
Hill is the second running back Baltimore has lost with a season-ending injury over the last week. Starter J.K. Dobbins suffered a torn ACL in their final preseason game on Aug. 28.
While Gus Edwards is expected to assume the starting role in place of Dobbins, Hill was expected to take on an even larger workload as the primary backup in Baltimore’s run-heavy scheme.
The loss of Hill explains why the Ravens worked out a number of free agent running backs on Monday, including former Steeler Le’Veon Bell.
A 2019 fourth-round selection out of Oklahoma State, Hill has rushed for 285 yards and two touchdowns over his short brief career.