At this point, the Baltimore Ravens have to be questioning the source of a franchise curse after watching both cornerback Marcus Peters and running back Gus Edwards leave practice with knee injuries being termed as “potentially significant.”
NFL reporter Ian Rapoport has word that the injuries occurred on consecutive plays in practice. The Ravens ended practice prematurely following the loss of both players.
The Ravens have already lost running backs J.K. Dobbins and Justice Hill for the year to an ACL tear and Achilles injury, respectively. Linebacker L.J. Fort was also lost for the season due to an ACL tear. The Ravens also watched first-round rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman go down with a groin injury in the preseason, and he’s expected to miss the first part of the regular season.
The K.C. Chiefs are set to meet the Ravens on Sunday Night Football in Week 2 of the season on September 19, which means that Baltimore will face a tougher-than-expected climb. That’s not to say that anyone should take the Ravens lightly in the face of these injuries, since the franchise is one of the more talented rosters from top to bottom. However, this amount of injuries would make things more difficult for any team.
Surprisingly, former Chiefs running back Le’Veon Bell might now have a legitimate shot to very real playing time in the wake of so many injuries to the players in front of him. Bell just signed with the Ravens for a spot on the team’s practice squad earlier this week.
Peters first entered the NFL as a first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2017. The talented ballhawk was a game-changing presence on the field, but his mercurial personality rubbed some in Chiefs Kingdom the wrong way, which led to his trade to the L.A. Rams.