Baltimore Ravens to Sign Running Back Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake with the Dolphins in 2017
Kenyan Drake with the Dolphins in 2017. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Csm/Shutterstock

A source confirmed on Tuesday morning that the Baltimore Ravens are close to signing running back Kenyan Drake. The 28-year-old player, who is expected to undergo a medical shortly, visited Baltimore after being released by the Las Vegas Raiders a week ago.

Drake would be a welcome addition to the Ravens’ roster, particularly as the team’s running back lineup appears depleted as of late. A knee injury is keeping starting running back J.K. Dobbins from participating in the first week of the new NFL season, while top backup Gus Edwards is out for at least the first four games, also courtesy of a knee injury.

With 545 total yards and two touchdowns last season, Drake’s time with the Raiders was cut short just one year after he signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the team. His season was also cut five games short after suffering a broken right ankle. Prior to his arrival in Las Vegas, Drake gained 3,266 total yards and scored 27 touchdowns during his three years with the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals.

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