It appears Ravens running back Le’Veon Bell will make his debut against the Denver Broncos (3-0), as the Ravens (2-1) announced he’s been activated for Sunday’s game.
We have activated RB Le’Veon Bell, DB Kevon Seymour and OT Andre Smith from the practice squad.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 2, 2021
We have placed DE Derek Wolfe on injured reserve.https://t.co/MOUKNTKtqL
Bell, who has racked up nearly 9,000 yards and 48 touchdowns since he was drafted in the second-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, will get a shot to earn a significant role in Baltimore’s backfield. Bell was signed alongside running backs DeVonta Freeman and Latavius Murray following season l-ending injuries to both running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards.
Baltimore also elevated veteran offensive tackle Andre Smith, who figures to be the Ravens’ swing tackle if Patrick Mekari or Alejandro Villanueva are unable to finish Sunday’s game. Smith has made 98 career starts.
The final elevation Baltimore made was fourth-year cornerback Kevon Seymour. Baltimore is extremely thin at cornerback following injuries to Marcus Peters and Chris Westry. Starter Anthony Averett is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, which means Seymour may be one of only four healthy cornerbacks on game day. Seymour has played 686 career snaps, but only 83 have come since the end of the 2017 season. He could be a factor on special teams, as Baltimore’s laundry list of injuries leaves them thin in terms of special teams contributors.
The Ravens announced that defensive end Derek Wolfe will be placed on injured reserve, meaning he will miss the next three games and could be eligible to return after Week 7 is completed. Wolfe hasn’t practiced in weeks and this will propel Justin Madubuike and Broderick Washington into major roles for the next few weeks at a minimum.