The Ravens (11-3) witnessed the second season-ending damage to their operating again room (Keaton Mitchell) in Week 15. Nevertheless, head coach John Harbaugh believes the reply is already on the group.
“Melvin Gordon is a high-pedigree soccer participant on this league. It is nearly form of stunning that we will have the chance to place him into the combination proper now,” Harbaugh said. “He is been eager to be within the combine … so his alternative comes, and he is been there earlier than.”
Gordon, who signed to Baltimore’s apply squad in August, has performed in a few video games this season, posting 99 complete yards on simply 16 touches. Harbaugh told reporters that Gordon will probably be added to the group’s energetic roster earlier than Week 16.
In fact, shedding RB J.Okay. Dobbins and Mitchell for the season is definitely a blow to the league’s greatest dashing assault because the Ravens are averaging probably the most dashing yards per recreation (163.8).
However operating backs Gus Edwards and Justice Hill, who’ve mixed for 976 yards and 14 touchdowns on the bottom, now paired with Gordon ought to maintain issues operating easily. Having QB Lamar Jackson, who has rushed for 741 yards and 5 touchdowns, definitely helps as properly.
Baltimore has fairly the primary take a look at with out Mitchell, nonetheless. The group is scheduled to go on the street this week to face the 49ers (11-3), who’re permitting the third least dashing yards per recreation (89.4).
The Ravens are going to seek out out what they’re product of shortly in what could possibly be a preview of Tremendous Bowl LVIII as each groups sit atop their respective conferences and Gordon may play an enormous function.
The 30-year-old’s greatest days are certainly behind him, however he can nonetheless show that he can contribute to a Tremendous Bowl-caliber group.