Ravens signal former Raiders RB Kenyan Drake

The Ravens signed RB Kenyan Drake, his brokers mentioned Wednesday, bolstering a place that has been banged up two years in a row previous to the beginning of the season.

Drake, 28, was launched by the Raiders final week. He ran for 30 yards on 12 carries and caught 5 passes for 27 yards within the group’s first three preseason video games.

The Ravens are coping with accidents to J.Ok. Dobbins (knee), who stays murky for Week 1, and backup Gus Edwards (knee), who will likely be out a minimal of 4 video games after being positioned on the reserve/PUP listing.

Baltimore’s different backs have been principally held in examine within the preseason. Mike Davis, Justice Hill and sixth-round rookie Tyler Badie have mixed for 121 yards on 44 rush makes an attempt within the preseason.

One yr in the past, the Ravens have been crushed with accidents at working again. Dobbins, Edwards and Hill all had suffered season-ending accidents previous to the beginning of the common season. This yr’s damage predicament does not seem as severe, however Baltimore will head into Week 1 with questions on the place until Drake can assimilate rapidly.

Over his first 5 NFL seasons, Drake was a productive again for the Dolphins and Cardinals. He totaled 3,130 rush yards and 27 TDs, additionally catching 169 passes for 1,244 yards and 6 extra scores.

The Raiders had signed Drake to a two-year, $11 million deal previous to final season that may hit their wage cap for a mixed $8 million over this season and subsequent. In 12 video games (two begins) in 2021, he ran for 254 yards and two TDs on 63 carries and caught 30 passes for 291 yards and one rating.

Drake was positioned on injured reserve final December with a fractured proper ankle.