Running Back Fitzgerald Toussaint Pulled Up To Active Roster


The Ravens brought running back Fitzgerald Toussaint up to the active roster Saturday afternoon.

With backup running back Lorenzo Taliaferro dealing with a foot injury that has left his status for Sunday's game against Jacksonville questionable, Toussaint provides additional support.

The Ravens sent reserve guard/tackle Jah Reid to injured reserve to make room for Toussaint on the 53-man squad. Reid missed two days of practice this week because of a hand injury.

"I'm always prepared. I try look to do everything every week like I'm going to play in it," Toussaint said. "As a practice squad guy, you never want to get caught off-guard."

Toussaint has been on the practice squad since Sept. 24. The 5-foot-9, 204-pound Michigan product was impressive in the preseason, rushing 17 times for 103 yards against the Saints.

"I kind of put that away," Toussaint said. "That's preseason. Now it's real ball. Even though I haven't played, I know there's a difference."

He's been on the 53-man roster for two games this season: Week 1 against Cincinnati and Week 3 against Cleveland. He didn't get any carries in either game.

Head Coach John Harbaugh said Toussaint has done a "great job" in practice.

"He comes out here and he goes against our defense, and they get after him pretty good," Harbaugh said. "He plays the game pretty much on Wednesday and Thursday as much as you can simulate it. So, he's ready to go, and we have a lot of confidence in him if he's needed."

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