Dobbins’ NFL profession up to now has been marred by accidents. He missed the complete 2021 season as a result of a significant knee harm suffered in a preseason recreation, then suffered a torn Achilles within the Ravens’ regular-season opener in opposition to the Houston Texans.

Now he faces free company in a market that shall be crowded with proficient veterans. General Manager Eric DeCosta mentioned Tuesday that the Ravens have been speaking with Gus Edwards, one other pending free agent, and can discuss with Dobbins.

“[We’re] hopeful that we are able to get one thing completed with these guys,” DeCosta mentioned.

The Ravens drafted Dobbins within the second spherical in 2020 with visions of the Ohio State star changing into a game-changing presence of their backfield in tandem with Lamar Jackson.

It began out that approach, as Dobbins led all NFL operating backs with 6 yards per carry as a rookie, despite the fact that he wasn’t in a featured function. He was in line for that his sophomore season earlier than the knee harm.

Dobbins began to appear to be himself down the stretch in 2022 with back-to-back 100-yard video games and averaged 5.7 yards per carry that season. He seemed poised for his breakout final 12 months, however as soon as once more went down early after scoring a landing in opposition to the Texans.

A fierce competitor and nonetheless simply 25 years outdated, Dobbins will not let his two main accidents finish his profession. Now it is a matter of the place it continues. He mentioned final offseason that he needed to finish his career as a Baltimore Raven.

There’s been loads of buzz concerning the Ravens’ curiosity in free agent operating backs, however finally, they may select to convey again a few of their very own.