RB - FA - OUT
Week 2 Outlook
The Ravens officially waived Justice Hill on Wednesday.
Hill recently tore his Achillies' and will miss the entire season. He will hope to make a full return in the 2022 season, but it is never easy for a running back to return from this type of injury.
According to Ian Rapoport, Ravens' RB Justice Hill suffered a torn Achilles at practice recently and will be out for the season.
Hill was held out of practice on Monday and this explains why. It's an absolutely brutal development for the third-year running back, who was expected to see an increased role with fellow backfield mate J.K. Dobbins out for the season as well. Gus Edwards and Ty'Son Williams are the only one's remaining on depth chart, though the Ravens reportedly worked out Le'Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman, and Elijah Holyfield recently, hinting that a free agent signing is imminent.
Justice Hill was not present at Monday's practice according to Jonas Shaffer.
The only running backs present on Monday were Gus Edwards and Ty'Son Williams. After reports that Williams had "leapfrogged" Hill on the depth chart, Williams has become a favorite sleeper in the wake of J.K. Dobbins' season-ending injury. Facing the Raiders on Monday night, expect the Ravens to go with their usual run-heavy approach where Edwards and Williams can both be effective, regardless of Hill's status. If Hill is back at practice later this week and suits up for Monday night, expect him to sit as the team's RB3.
Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic is reporting that RB Justice Hill is “locked into” the No. 3 running back role behind JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards.
“Hill seems pretty locked into the No. 3 running back role behind Dobbins and Edwards,” per Zrebiec. The Ravens did not add any running backs until after the 2021 NFL Draft, agreeing to a college free-agent deal with Nate McCrary from Saginaw Valley State. Hill served as the Ravens RB3 in 2020 when veteran RB Mark Ingram was a healthy scratch at the end of last season. The 23-year-old RB rushed for 60 yards on 12 carries while hauling in five receptions on five targets for 20 receiving yards across 12 games in 2020. Hill is entrenched as the Ravens RB3 and is currently 104th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus draft rankings. He’s mainly a stash in dynasty-league formats for now.
Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill carried the ball twice for 21 yards in a 38-3 win over the Bengals in Week 17.
Hill got two of the 36 carries that went to running backs in the blowout win. The second-year running back will face the Titans next week in the Wild Card round.