The Baltimore Ravens have just seen two more important players go down with season-ending injuries. After previously losing running backs J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill, the Ravens will now also be without Pro Bowl corner Marcus Peters and back Gus Edwards during the 2021 NFL campaign.
Peters and Edwards got hurt during the team’s practice on Thursday. According to ESPN, both players are dealing with torn ACLs and suffered the injuries one after the other in the span of a couple of snaps.
The Ravens didn’t confirm the nature of Peters and Edwards’ injuries but have added them on Thursday’s injury report with “knee” designation.
While Ravens are fairly stocked at the corner, losing Marcus Peters will certainly be a big blow for their defense. Peters has been a standout performer for Baltimore since arriving in 2019 in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams. He especially elevated the pass defense part of the team’s game, helping the Ravens to allow just 6.1 yards per pass attempt, which ranks first in the league.
The Ravens might manage with Peters’ injury, but the loss of Gus Edwards will be a tougher pill to swallow, considering the circumstances. Edwards is the third back after Dobbins and Hill who was set to assume the starting role in the Ravens backfield only to get hurt. This leaves the Ravens with only second-year player Ty’Son Williams, who is yet to attempt a carry in NFL, as their legitimate option at the position.
The team recently made several additions that could help them deal with the issue, including former Pro Bowlers Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell, who joined the team’s practice squad.