Gus Edwards, Marcus Peters Injuries Moving Ravens vs. Raiders NFL Week 1 Odds
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The Baltimore Ravens lost two more key players to injury on Thursday.
Cornerback Marcus Peters and running back Gus Edwards reportedly suffered torn ACLs on consecutive plays during practice, prompting the team to cut it short.
The injuries comes just days after the offense lost running backs J.K. Dobbins (ACL) and Justice Hill (Achilles). Baltimore added DeVonta Freeman to the practice squad shortly following the injury to Edwards.
The Ravens will visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football to kick off their season, meaning they’ll have an extra day to potentially sign another running back to a squad with just two healthy players, Ty’Son Williams and
Trenton Cannon, at the position.
With Le’Veon Bell on the team’s practice squad, it makes sense to see the former star moved to the active roster ahead of Monday’s game.
There’s also speculation that recently-cut Latavius Murray could be a smart add for Baltimore as well.
Edwards, who was in line for a larger workload, was RB22 in The Action Network’s Week 1 fantasy football rankings prior to the injury. He posted a career-high six touchdowns on the ground a season ago, but recorded a personal-low 5.0 yards per carry.
Peters, meanwhile, is entering his third year with the Ravens. He picked off four passes and recorded 52 tackles, his most since the 2015 campaign.
Baltimore owns the third-shortest odds to win the Super Bowl at DraftKings among AFC clubs, behind the Kansas City Chiefs (+500) and Buffalo Bills (+1000).