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Gus Edwards, Marcus Peters Suffer ACL Knee Injuries

Left: RB Gus Edwards; Right: CB Marcus Peters
Left: RB Gus Edwards; Right: CB Marcus Peters

The Ravens' preseason injury plague continues, as running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters have both suffered reported ACL tears.

Head Coach John Harbaugh confirmed the injuries and said they were non-contact injuries during Thursday's practice. It was reported that they went down on back-to-back plays, just four days before the season-opener in Las Vegas.

It continues a troubling trend at running back, as Baltimore lost J.K. Dobbins to a season-ending knee injury in the preseason finale in Washington and Justice Hill suffered a torn Achilles in practice.

If Edwards is out, it would mean Ty'Son Williams would become the Ravens' lead running back entering their Week 1 game against the Raiders and beyond.

Baltimore signed veteran Le'Veon Bell to the practice squad this week and Head Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that "there’s a chance" he could play against the Raiders.

The Ravens have more depth at cornerback but losing Peters would be another brutal blow for a unit looking to be the best in the league. Peters has more interceptions (31) than anybody in the league since entering the NFL in 2015.

Baltimore considers fourth-year cornerback Anthony Averett to be a starting-caliber player and veteran Jimmy Smith is back on the field following a training camp ankle injury. Averett has started seven games and played in 30 during his three seasons.

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