With J. K. Dobbins Suffering the Same Fate as Aaron Rodgers, Ravens Add Former Dolphins Vet to Practice Squad

Published 09/21/2023, 12:05 AM EDT

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Bleak reality hits J.K. Dobbins after he suffered a torn Achilles in a recent game with the Houston Texans. The Baltimore Ravens are at a crossroads right now as they are seriously in need of a running back. As it turns out, they would have to resort to someone who already moved on from the Ravens last season. They had to resort to such measures because their Running Back J.K. Dobbins might be out for six months.

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Interestingly, the Ravens are adding Kenyan Drake to their roster after the mishap that happened to J.K. Dobbins. Prior to this Drake was training with the Indianapolis Colts but had to make the journey back to the Baltimore Ravens. Tom Pelissero, who has been following the case shed more light on it.

Welcome back, Kenyan Drake!

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J.K. Dobbins’ new replacement is not exactly a new face to the Ravens at all. He used to play with them till last season, after which he moved on to the Colts. He returned to his flock for his 7 season in the NFL. Tom Pelissero simply tweeted that Drake is back with the Ravens’ practice squad. With some players on the Injured Reserve, the Ravens must look for a solution quickly. Drake, who was signed to Colts for the summer, was let go recently after they cut down the roster.

The running back had played 12 games with the Ravens last season and started in 5 of them. He also had 4 touchdowns last season as he ran for 482 yards for more than 100 times. The veteran might soon be seen on the field as the Ravens are desperate for a running back. So much so that they also signed two other players, Ronald Jones, and James Robinson for the workouts. The fans are also excited about this moment as they welcome Kenyan Drake home.

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What’s notable about this is that the Ravens will be going against the Colts in their next game. It’s not official yet whether Drake will play in the next game against the Colts. If this were the case, it would have been interesting to see, considering his movement back and forth.

Ravens fixing their nest

Recently, the Ravens have been making some serious changes to their squad. Apart from signing the three running backs, they also invested in Odell Beckham Jr. and signed him as their new wide receiver. Not only this, the Ravens took a lot of damage against the Houston Texans they are looking at reinventing their safeties as well after Marcus Williams also got injured.

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Williams got a pectoral injury in the game against the Texans. John Harbaugh, the Ravens’ Head Coach said the Williams “will be out for a while”. As a contingency, they signed Daryl Worley along with Duron Harmon to their practice squad. It is unclear at this point as to when these players will step on the field.

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Not only this, but they also signed Bravvion Roy, the defensive tackle to the squad last month in August. It remains to be seen when these changes actually reflect on the field and if they were worth it or not. Let us know what you think about it.

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Abhinav Prakash

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Abhinav Prakash is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. Holder of a Master’s degree from a reputed institute, he has been involved in sports for a while now. His forté are NBA and NFL.
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