Jan 16, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (35) runs with the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Bills Stadium. The Buffalo Bills won 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens put RB Gus Edwards (knee) on PUP list

The Baltimore Ravens put running back Gus Edwards on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Tuesday, meaning he’ll miss at least the first four games of the regular season.

Edwards, 27, missed the entire 2021 season after tearing his ACL days before the Ravens’ Week 1 game. Edwards will be eligible to return Oct. 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“That’s kind of what we expected. We did not expect him to be back probably the first part of (the season),” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday. “I’d say Gus is still on schedule. I fully expect him to play quite a bit of football this year.”

Edwards tore up his knee in the same practice as All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters. Edwards was set to be RB1 after J.K. Dobbins tore his ACL in an August 2021 preseason game.

Dobbins’ status for Week 1 is also uncertain. He was activated off the PUP list on Aug. 8.

“We’ll see,” Harbaugh said, when asked if Dobbins would be ready for the start of the season. Mike Davis is next in line on the RB depth chart.

Edwards has played in 43 games (13 starts) for the Ravens since joining the club as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He has rushed for 2,152 yards and 10 touchdowns in a mostly backup role.

The Ravens also cut WRs Jaylon Moore, Bailey Gaither and Slade Bolden (injury-waived), linebacker Diego Fagot and tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith on Tuesday, the deadline to pare rosters down to 80.

–Field Level Media

Dec 6, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs against the Denver Broncos during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens CB Marcus Peters, RB Gus Edwards injured in practice

The Baltimore Ravens shut down practice early on Thursday after running back Gus Edwards and two-time All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters suffered significant knee injuries on back-to-back plays, ESPN and NFL Network reported.

The Ravens fear Edwards has a torn ACL, per the reports.

Edwards was elevated as the team’s No. 1 running back after J.K. Dobbins tore his ACL on Aug. 28 in a preseason game. The team also lost reserve RB Justice Hill to a torn Achilles last Thursday.

Tests are being conducted on both Edwards and Peters.

Peters, 28, came to the Ravens in the middle of the 2019 season and has started 23 of 24 games for the club. He made the Pro Bowl and was named All-Pro after the 2019 campaign. Peter also made All-Pro in 2016 with the Kansas City Chiefs, who selected him No. 18 overall in the 2015 draft.

Peters was named AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015 after intercepting eight passes, which stands as his career high.

Edwards has played in 43 games (13 starts) for the Ravens since joining the club as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He has rushed for 2,152 yards and 10 touchdowns in a mostly backup role.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said before practice that the team was considering elevating running back Le’Veon Bell to their active roster against the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night.

Now it might be essential.

“I think there’s a chance,” Harbaugh said before practice. “He’s excited. He’s learning and we’ll see where it goes.”

After losing Dobbins, Hill and apparently Edwards to season-ending injuries, the Ravens have a backfield of Ty’Son Williams and Trenton Cannon.

Bell, 29, was a two-time All-Pro with the Steelers before he forced his way out of Pittsburgh by holding out for the entire 2018 season. He signed with the New York Jets as a free agent, but was cut last October after 1 1/2 seasons with the team.

Bell then signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and ran for 254 yards and two touchdowns over nine games in the regular season. He was not active on the Chiefs’ game day roster for the AFC Championship Game and did not see the field during their loss in Super Bowl LV.

In seven NFL seasons, Bell has totaled 6,453 rushing yards, 40 rushing touchdowns, plus 3,259 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches.

–Field Level Media

Jan 16, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (35) runs with the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Bills Stadium. The Buffalo Bills won 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Agent: Ravens sign RB Gus Edwards to 2-year, $10M extension

The Baltimore Ravens reached an agreement with restricted free agent running back Gus Edwards on a two-year, $10 million extension through 2023.

Edwards’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed the deal with multiple media outlets on Monday.

Undrafted in 2018 out of Rutgers, Edwards has rushed for 2,152 yards and 10 touchdowns and added 18 catches for 194 yards in 43 games (13 starts) over the past three seasons in Baltimore.

He averaged 5.0 yards per carry and 14.3 yards per catch in 16 games (six starts) in 2020, finishing with a career-high 852 yards from scrimmage and six scores.

Edwards, 26, is scheduled to earn $3.38 million in 2021 on a restricted free agent tender received in March.

–Field Level Media