The Ravens have placed running back Gus Edwards on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, meaning he will be sidelined for at least the first four games of the 2022 season.
Edwards is still recovering from a knee injury suffered in practice just days before the Ravens' Week 1 game of last season.
The earliest he could come back is for the team's Week 5 game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 9.
"That's kid of what we expected. We did not expect him to be back probably the first part of [the season]," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "I'd say Gus is still on schedule. I fully expect him to play quite a bit of football this year."
Edwards has been a steady runner for the Ravens, averaging 5.2 yards per carry over his career. He rumbled for 718 yards as a rookie, 711 yards in 2019 and 723 yards in 2020. The Ravens signed Edwards to a two-year contract extension last June.
While Edwards is sidelined, the Ravens hope to have J.K. Dobbins on the field when the regular season starts. Harbaugh said it's too soon to know yet whether Dobbins will be ready for Week 1 against the Jets but that he's making good progress.
If neither are ready, veteran Mike Davis is next in line on the depth chart and the team also has Justice Hill, rookie Tyler Badie and Nate McCrary competing for roster spots.