Ravens RB Gus Edwards to miss at least four games; five players, including ex-Navy LB Diego Fagot, waived – Reading Eagle

The Ravens placed running back Gus Edwards on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, ruling him out for at least the first four games of the regular season.

Edwards, who tore his ACL before last season, has yet to be cleared to practice. He had long been considered questionable for the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against the New York Jets, and now his 2022 debut will have to wait until at least the Ravens’ Week 5 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The timetable for Edwards’ return is unclear. Coach John Harbaugh told SiriusXM NFL Radio earlier this month that “I think by the end of the season he’ll be roaring and ready to go.”

Edwards has not played since signing a two-year, $10 million contract until the 2023 season last summer. In his first three years in Baltimore, he was one of the NFL’s most efficient and powerful rushers, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and finishing with at least 700 yards in each season.

Running back J.K. Dobbins, the presumptive starter who also suffered a season-ending knee injury before the 2021 season, has returned to practice just over two weeks ago. He did not participate in team drills during the portion of training camp that was open to the media, and Harbaugh declined to say last week whether he would be available for the season opener.

Veteran Mike Davis has started the Ravens’ first two preseason games and could find himself starting against the Jets. Justice Hill, rookie Tyler Bady and Nate McCreary are also on the 80-man roster.

In other moves, the Ravens waived offensive tackle Jarryd Jones-Smith, wide receivers Jaylon Moore and Bailey Gaither and inside linebacker Diego Fagot (Navy). Wide receiver Slade Bolden has been ruled out with an injury designation.

Moore, who spent the last two seasons on the Ravens’ practice squad and impressed early in camp, struggled in the team’s first two preseason games. His release came on the same day the Ravens announced the signing of the former Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson.


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