Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh on RB J.K. Dobbins playing Week 1

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh is still in a wait-and-see mode on whether beginning running back J.K. Dobbins will be all set for the regular-season opener.

Dobbins, who tore his left ACL last August, has actually been taking part in private drills for 5 days because being triggered off the physically not able to carry out list. The Ravens stay non-committal on if Dobbins will be recuperated enough to play Sept. 11 at the New York Jets.

“He’s made some good progress this week,” Harbaugh stated after Wednesday’s practice. “We measure times of how fast he runs, how fast he decelerates, how fast he changes direction. You can see the improvement is tangible. So, we’ll see.”

Dobbins, a second-round choice in 2020, led all Baltimore running backs in hurrying backyards (805) and goals (9) as a novice. Last year, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opening series of the preseason ending.

In regards to healing, Dobbins has actually led running back Gus Edwards, who had a season-ending knee injury last September. Edwards, the group’s No. 2 running back, stays on the puppy list.

If Dobbins isn’t all set by the start of the routine season, the Ravens will lean greatly on veteran Mike Davis, who was signed this offseason. Last year, Davis ran for 503 backyards and 3 goals for the Atlanta Falcons.

Since Dobbins suffered that injury, Baltimore has actually been more mindful in playing its leading gamers in the preseason. Quarterback Lamar Jackson and tight end Mark Andrews both will not play Sunday in Arizona, according to Harbaugh. Jackson and Andrews were likewise held out of recently’s preseason opener.

In other injury news, Harbaugh stated first-round choice Tyler Linderbaum is arranged to go back to practice Friday. The novice center hurt his left foot on Aug. 5.

“I don’t anticipate him playing in the game,” Harbaugh stated. “But he’ll start working his way back in.”

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