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Justice Hill suffers torn Achilles; Ravens now working out free agent running backs

A familiar foe could be coming to Baltimore

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Ravens backup running back Justice Hill suffered a torn Achilles, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Hill reportedly suffered the injury last Thursday and has not been to practice since. This news comes soon after the Ravens lost starting running back J.K. Dobbins to a torn ACL in their last game of the preseason. The Ravens are now left with only two running backs, Gus Edwards and rookie Ty’Son Williams, on the 53-man roster.

With Hill out, the Ravens worked out running backs Le’Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman and Elijah Holyfield today.

Bell is a familiar face in the AFC North, having played against the Ravens for five years as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his time in Pittsburgh, Bell was named a three-time Pro-Bowler, two-time All-Pro and finished in the top 10 in rushing yards three times. Devonta Freeman was previously a two-time Pro Bowler and finished 2015 as the leader in touchdowns among running backs.

However, both had poor 2020 seasons. Freeman played only five games for the New York Giants and Bell finished with 328 rushing yards for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.

Holyfield is a second-year running back out of Georgia, and has spent time with the Carolina Panthers on their practice squad before being signed to the Philadelphia Eagles’ active roster in 2020. However, Holyfield did not play for the Eagles and was only activated for one of their games.

The Ravens will likely add another running back to the roster before their Monday night matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders as they currently are down to two running backs, not including fullback Pat Ricard. With an already depleted wide receiver room, the Ravens are missing a litany of weapons on offense and though Hill wasn’t expected many carries in the season opener, it still leaves the team without another player for the upcoming season.