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Free Agent RB Todd Gurley Visits The Ravens

Running back Todd Gurley, 26, feels that he’s got plenty of gas left in the tank to be successful in 2021 and beyond.

The back has just one major issue – he doesn’t have a team to suit up for.

Gurley remains a free agent, and while there have been a number of teams that have spoken to Gurley and his reps, no deal has been agreed upon.

The Detroit Lions are one team that has already taken the time to speak to Gurley, but again no contract was drawn up, and it looks like a Gurley-Lions deal is getting further and further away.

Now there’s word of another team that is looking at Gurley as possible depth at the running back spot in 2021 and beyond. That team is the AFC North’s Baltimore Ravens, who have some very good backs already on the roster, most notably J.K. Dobbins, who last season as a rookie drafted out of Ohio State in the second-round, ran for 805 yards and nine touchdowns.

Other running backs on Baltimore’s current roster include Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, Nate McCrary, and Ty’Son Williams.

Todd Gurley, who was born in Baltimore, might return to his birth home for the next stage of his NFL career, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Word is that the former Pro Bowl running back will visit the Baltimore Ravens today, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.

In five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, Gurley earned two first-team All-Pro honors and three Pro Bowls. But his knee injuries have caught up after years of heavy work. Last season, Gurley was clearly slowed in Atlanta. He averaged just 3.5 yards per carry on 195 totes — a career-low — for 679 yards and nine touchdowns. Gurley was slow to cut and had little of the burst that made him a star earlier in his career. A between-the-tackles runner not adept at gaining the edge quickly at this stage, he earned what the offensive line blocked for him and little more on most carries.

 

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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