The Baltimore Ravens have decided to cut one of the big names in their running back room ahead of Tuesday’s roster cuts deadline.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Baltimore released two-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl 57 champion Melvin Gordon. This leaves the Ravens with J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell as their running backs.
The decision to release Gordon is a minor surprise, given the amount of injuries the Ravens’ backfield has endured over the last two years. Gordon, who’s surpassed 800 yards rushing five times, would have been a good insurance piece in Baltimore’s offense.
Gordon opened last season with the Denver Broncos but was cut because of ball security issues, having fumbled five times in 10 games. He was later picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs and was awarded a Super Bowl 57 ring despite not playing a single snap for them.
He may have had a forgettable final year in Denver, but Gordon’s last full season was a productive one. In 2021, he rushed for 918 yards and eight touchdowns despite having to share reps with then-rookie Javonte Williams.
Gordon, a 2015 first-round draft choice of the Chargers, has 6,462 career rushing yards and 55 rushing scores
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