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Kenneth Dixon Officially Released From Injured Reserve


The Ravens and Kenneth Dixon have officially parted ways.

Dixon was waived from injured reserve Friday after being placed on IR last weekend when the Ravens reduced their roster to the 53-man limit. Head Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Dixon would not re-join the team.

"He has a fractured knee," Harbaugh said. "That's not to say he would have necessarily made the team. It would have been based on how he played. He's on IR. He'll be released injured, so Kenny will be moving on."

Selected in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, Dixon was effective when healthy but had trouble staying on the field.

He missed the 2017 season with a torn meniscus and served a suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancement policy. After spending part of last season on the injured list, Dixon returned late in the year and sparked the offense. He gained 117 yards on 12 carries during a Week 17 victory over the Cleveland Browns that clinched the AFC North title for the Ravens.

Dixon gained 66 yards on 13 carries in this year's preseason finale, but Baltimore kept just three running backs on the 53-man roster – Mark Ingram II, Gus Edwards and rookie Justice Hill.

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