Things have gone from bad to worse in Baltimore, as the Ravens likely lost two starters to significant knee injuries on consecutive plays during Thursday’s practice.
According to multiple reports, the Ravens fear cornerback Marcus Peters and running back Gus Edwards both suffered a torn ACL, ending their 2021 season. Both will still undergo testing to confirm the extend of their injuries.
The concern for both players — Marcus Peters and Gus Edwards — is a torn ACL, sources say. They both will have tests to confirm. Just terrible. https://t.co/K9GpDU0SI7— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2021
Edwards would be the third Baltimore running back to suffer a season-ending injury in a matter of weeks. Starting running back J.K. Dobbins tore his own ACL on Aug. 28, while key contributor Justice Hill suffered a torn Achilles earlier this week.
Baltimore signed former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell to their practice squad on Tuesday. They also have Ty’Son Williams, who spent the majority of last season on the Ravens’ practice squad.
As for Peters, his potential loss would be a massive blow to a formidable Ravens defense. Peters has been adept at creating turnovers since joining Baltimore mid-season in 2019. He has intercepted seven passes and forced four fumbles over the last season-and-a-half, while also scoring two defensive touchdowns. Peters has earned three Pro Bowl nods and a pair of First-Team All-Pro selections over his seven-year career.
Baltimore still has former Pro Bowler Marlon Humphrey manning the other side of their secondary. Peters is expected to be replaced by Anthony Averett or veteran Jimmy Smith.