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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ravens RB Gus Edwards tested positive for COVID-19.
Edwards will miss the first 10 days of training camp. This shouldn't ultimately affect his Week 1 availability, but it'll give J.K. Dobbins a leg up on seizing a larger share of Baltimore's backfield.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Baltimore Ravens and RB Gus Edwards have come to terms on a two-year, $10 million contract extension.
The deal with keep Edwards in Baltimore through the 2023 campaign. Edwards has been an underrated "real life" runner for a couple of years now, and he's in position to see the most work of his career in '21. The departure of Mark Ingram to the Texans theoretically creates more rushing attempts for both Edwards and sophomore RB J.K. Dobbins, the latter of who is going far earlier in spring fantasy drafts. Dobbins is likely the more talented player, but these ADPs should probably be closer than they are as of now. The receiving usage for both backs will be a storyline to monitor throughout training camp.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Ravens are placing a second-round tender on RB Gus Edwards.
With the Ravens placing the tender on veteran runner Gus Edwards, they clearly have an interest in a return. Edwards has logged 130 carries in each of his seasons with the team. Last year, the veteran logged 723 yards and six touchdowns in a career season. With Mark Ingram being cut recently the move makes a ton of sense as the only backs remaining on the roster are J.K. Dobbins, Justice Hill, and Edwards.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta told the media Tuesday that RB Gus Edwards would remain with Baltimore one way or another in 2021 either by way of a tender or a multi-year deal.
“He’s a Raven, he played his butt off for us (these past three years),” stated DeCosta. Edwards is one of just two players in NFL history to rush for 700 yards and average 5.0 yards per carry in each of their first three seasons. With Mark Ingram now out of the picture, this backfield will be comprised mostly of J.K. Dobbins and Edwards in 2021, with some Justice Hill sprinkled in. While Dobbins is likely the RB1 and could see 50-60% of the snaps on a weekly basis, there is still plenty of room for Edwards to be a fantasy force this upcoming season. He’ll also be one of the most attractive insurance options as well should anything happen to Dobbins.
The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec writes that the Ravens could sign RB Gus Edwards to an extension this offseason.
Edwards is a restricted free agent this offseason and would require a second-round tender is the Ravens plan to keep him. Mark Ingram is fully expected to leave, which means we could be looking at J.K. Dobbins and Edwards splitting backfield duties in 2021. Zrebiec writes that he expects Dobbins to be the lead runner next season.
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