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NFL rumors: Kenya Drake expected to sign Ravens contract after Raiders release

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Veteran Running back Kenya Drake is expected to sign with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday pending the results of his physical, according to CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was the first to report that the Ravens will host Drake in free agency on Tuesday, and The expectation is that if “everything goes” during the meeting, they might sign him.

Dre, who signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders last year Gram, was released by the team last week.

28-year-old Drake struggled to play a major role in his only season in Vegas, and he also suffered an injury Illness plagued him and missed five games.

Even when he played, he was largely ineffective, rushing for just 254 yards and two The t carried a 4.0-yard touchdown while catching 30 passes for 291 yards and an extra score. 2016 third-round pick from Alabama heading into 2021 with three consecutive seasons of game totals With more than 1,000 yards, there’s hope that 2022 might just be an aberration. In 2018, Drake set a career high with 53 catches for 477 yards, in his Scored 9 times in his final full season with the Miami Dolphins.

The following season, he finished with a career-high 1,162 yards total and 8 touchdowns, and finished in 2019 He matched his career record with 4.8 yards per carry when they parted ways between the Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals in 2018.

Drake hasn’t been very efficient in 2020, averaging just 4.0 yards per carry, but he rushes to a career high 955 yards and 10 touchdowns, leading the year like a card.

Signing with Baltimore could give Drake a huge opportunity because the Ravens’ top two running backs are seriously injured. JK Dobbins misses entire 2021 campaign with torn ACL, while Gus Edwards misses his torn ACL and will not play at all in 2021.

Dobbins will start the season as Baltimore’s starter, but Edwards remains on the roster that is physically unable to perform.

Baltimore did sign Mike Davis in free agency and draft Tyler Buddy in 2022 In the sixth round of the NFL draft, plus-keep Justice Hill also returned after tearing his Achilles tendon last year, but neither came close to what Drake has accomplished at the NFL level. With dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson at the helm, the Ravens are a team that relies on multiple The linebacker’s heavy-running team, and Drake is a player who can help them continue that strategy.



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