At the running back position, the Baltimore Ravens look to have a serious three-headed attack coming in 2018 after finishing 11th in the league last year. Alex Collins and Javorius Allen, along with Danny Woodhead, provided a solid rushing attack as the season progressed that helped the entire offense get better during that stretch.
For 2018, Collins and Allen will remain intact, but there are some changes. Woodhead was released a few months ago, and the Ravens will welcome back 2016 fourth-round pick Kenneth Dixon back into the fold after he missed last season with an injury and suspension. One running back that contributed in 2015 and 2016, but was left out after a quad injury and Collins taking over as the lead back, was Terrance West.
West is now a free agent, and with the Ravens crowded running back unit, he is looking for a new home away from home. On Tuesday, per the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec, West took a free agent visit to a familiar place for former Ravens, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Free agent RB Terrance West took a free-agent visit with the Philadelphia Eagles today, per source.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) May 8, 2018
West is searching for his fourth team since being drafted in 2014. The Cleveland Browns selected him in the third-round, and he would end up leading the team in rushing with 673 yards and four touchdowns. Unfortunately, he reportedly showed up to third-round, and he would end up leading the team in rushing with 673 yards and 4 touchdowns. Unfortunately, he reportedly showed up to Browns training camp overweight the following season, and he was later traded to the Tennessee Titans. Later in 2015, he was waived by the Titans and was picked up by the Ravens. In the final six games of an otherwise disastrous season for both Baltimore and West, he would rush for 180 yards, and set himself up for a spot on the roster in 2016.
West and Dixon formed a solid one-two punch after the team released Justin Forsett two years ago, as West would have his best season notching 193 attempts, for 774 yards, and five touchdowns. It was certainly a feel-good story for the hometown kid and Towson alum to contribute for the Ravens, but it came to an end last season after the injury and being inactive for all but five games.
If he were to sign in Philadelphia, West would be going to a place that houses some of his former Ravens teammates such as Mike Wallace and Timmy Jernigan. The Eagles depth chart at running back, however, is loaded with talents such as Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement and the newly re-signed Darren Sproles. Wherever West signs, he will have a mountain to climb ,but as we saw in Baltimore, he’s done it before.