Gus Edwards

Baltimore Ravens
Running Back #13
Baltimore Ravens
Running Back #13

Gus Edwards News

Good to go Sunday

Edwards (concussion) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's playoff opener against the Bengals.

Analysis: Edwards, who previously relayed that he had cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, was listed as a full practice participant Friday, paving the way for him to remain part of the Ravens' backfield mix this weekend. With top signal caller Lamar Jackson (knee) still out and Tyler Huntley (shoulder, questionable) a candidate to draw the start at QB on Sunday, the Ravens could lean heavily on their ground games versus Cincinnati. In that context, Edwards figures to log complementary touches behind J.K. Dobbins, with Justice Hill and/or Kenyan Drake in reserve.

Jan 13, 2023 11:52 AM EST

Clears concussion protocol

Edwards (heads) has cleared concussion protocol and expects to play in Sunday's game at Cincinnati, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: With Lamar Jackson (knee) out and Tyler Huntley (shoulder) a game-time decision, the Ravens will continue to lean on their rushing attack and defense. It's a tall task against the Bengals, but Edwards should provide some additional punch behind lead back J.K. Dobbins.

Jan 13, 2023 10:53 AM EST

Returns to limited practice

Edwards (concussion) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: Edwards, who landed in the NFL's concussion protocol following Week 18 action, didn't practice Wednesday, but the running back's return in a limited capacity Thursday offers hope that he could gain clearance for Sunday night's playoff game against the Bengals. However, unless Edwards practices fully Friday, he figures to head into the weekend with an official injury designation.

Jan 12, 2023 1:56 PM EST

Returns to practice Thursday

Edwards (concussion) was present at practice Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Edwards departed the Ravens' Week 18 loss in Cincinnati with a head injury and eventually was diagnosed with a concussion. After sitting out Wednesday's session, he was back on the field one day later wearing a non-contact jersey and a protective Guardian Cap, per Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun. While Edwards has made some progress through the concussion protocol, he seems destined to go down as a limited participant Thursday.

Jan 12, 2023 11:32 AM EST

Not practicing

Edwards (concussion) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Edwards suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Bengals and now is in danger of missing a playoff matchup with the same team seven days later. The Ravens may also be missing QB Lamar Jackson (knee) and perhaps even backup QB Tyler Huntley (shoulder), potentially setting up J.K. Dobbins to be the focal point of an undermanned offense.

Jan 11, 2023 11:34 AM EST

In concussion protocol

Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Edwards (head) is in the concussion protocol, < ahref="">Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Banner reports.

Analysis: Edwards exited the regular-season finale against the Bengals due to a head injury, and he appears to have been concussed on the play. He will have to pass the NFL's five-step concussion protocol to suit up for the rematch in the wild-card round. J.K. Dobbins is expected to lead Baltimore's backfield in the playoffs, but more touches could be available for Kenyan Drake or Justice Hill if Edwards is unable to play.

Jan 9, 2023 11:54 AM EST

Won't return Sunday

Edwards (head) won't return to Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: With Edwards now sidelined by a head injury, Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill will handle the Ravens' Week 18 backfield duties versus Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Edwards will look to be ready to play by next weekend's playoff opener.

Jan 8, 2023 11:56 AM EST

Exits Sunday's game

Edwards is being evaluated for a possible head injury during Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Before leaving the contest, Edwards had carried four times for 16 yards. In his absence, Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill are next up for the Ravens' Week 18 backfield touches.

Jan 8, 2023 10:48 AM EST

Heightened role awaits

Edwards is expected to be thrust into a larger role in the Baltimore backfield Sunday against the Bengals with J.K. Dobbins expected to be rested for the Week 18 contest, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Even though it has the chance to host a playoff game next week with a win over Cincinnati, a Chargers loss to the Broncos and a favorable coin flip, Baltimore won't risk exposing Dobbins, its top running back, to a potential injury in advance of the postseason. With Dobbins having taken the lead role out of the backfield since being activated from injured reserve Week 14, Edwards has faded from the game plan. He saw a season-low three carries in last week's loss to the Steelers, with head coach John Harbaugh acknowledging afterward that he had "no excuse" for Edwards' reduced role. Dobbins' absence for Week 18 will allow Harbaugh to get Edwards more involved as the Ravens' top option on the ground, while Justice Hill and Kenyan Drake likely handle most of the passing-down and change-of-pace work.

Jan 8, 2023 5:17 AM EST

Disappears from game plan

Edwards had three carries for two yards in the Week 17 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: After turning in his best game of the season -- 11 carries for 99 yards -- in Week 16, Edwards was barely involved against Pittsburgh. Edwards saw his snap count drop from 21 to nine as well. Edwards has as many games with single-digit carries (3) as he does games with double-digit carries (3) since returning from a hamstring injury in Week 12. His workload continues to be volatile but it's unlikely his usage will be this low again Sunday against the Bengals.

Jan 3, 2023 12:59 PM EST

Almost reaches century mark

Edwards carried the ball 11 times for 99 yards in Saturday's 17-9 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: J.K. Dobbins saw one more carry than Edwards, but the latter was by far the more productive back as he set a new season high in rushing yards. In three games since Dobbins rejoined the lineup, Edwards has seen double-digit touches twice, and with the Ravens having locked up a playoff spot Saturday, the duo will likely remain in a timeshare for the final two games of the regular season.

Dec 24, 2022 3:15 PM EST

Role slipping

Edwards rushed the ball seven times for 55 yards in Saturday's 13-3 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Edwards had a fine performance with the opportunity he was given, as he managed lengthy runs of 25 and 10 yards to pace his day. However, he continued to slip further behind J.K. Dobbins in terms of workload, as he had only seven carries as opposed to 13 for Dobbins. That doesn't seem likely to change moving forward barring another injury to Dobbins, leaving Edwards in a backup role.

Dec 17, 2022 6:04 PM EST

Overshadowed by Dobbins

Edwards rushed the ball 13 times for 66 yards in Sunday's 16-14 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Edwards entered the game with a season-high of 16 carries, so he didn't lose much in terms of workload due to the return of J.K. Dobbins. Despite working fairly efficiently, Edwards was still overshadowed by Dobbins, who tallied 120 rushing yards and a touchdown. The duo figure to form a 1-2 punch out of Baltimore's backfield, with Dobbins appearing to be the top option. Even so, Edwards should be a safe bet for double-digit touches on a weekly basis.

Dec 11, 2022 7:23 PM EST

Gets competition for backfield work

Edwards is one of four running backs who are active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, with J.K. Dobbins (knee) playing for the first time since Week 6 and with Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill also dressing for the contest, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Zrebiec suggests that Hill will likely be used mainly on special teams, while Drake is expected to rank third in the pecking order at running back. However, the return of Dobbins from injured reserve could prevent Edwards from handling an overwhelming share of the early-down work, even though Edwards' snap counts had already been managed over the past two games following a three-week absence beforehand. Edwards doesn't shape up as a high-upside fantasy play Week 14, given his lack of pass-down role and the fact that he now faces more competition for carries.

Dec 11, 2022 8:58 AM EST

Shut down in Week 13 win

Edwards rushed six times for 12 yards in the Ravens' 10-9 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

Analysis: Edwards was surprisingly quiet against what had been a vulnerable Broncos run defense and was ultimately out-carried by backfield Kenyan Drake, who logged seven totes. Edwards also was disappointingly absent from the air attack altogether while Drake and Justice Hill drawing three and two targets, respectively. The underwhelming afternoon leaves the fantasy outlook for Edwards and the Ravens' backfield as a whole murky going into a Week 14 road battle against the Steelers.

Dec 4, 2022 3:51 PM EST

Leads Baltimore backfield

Edwards rushed the ball 16 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-27 loss to Jacksonville.

Analysis: Edwards dominated work out of the Baltimore backfield, as no other running back recorded more than two carries in the game. His actual performance wasn't all that inspiring and was largely salvaged by a one-yard touchdown plunge late in the fourth quarter. However, Edwards was inefficient and also lost a key fumble moments after his touchdown, which led directly to Baltimore's loss. Until J.K. Dobbins (knee) is able to return, the team doesn't have great options to supplant Edwards as the lead back, so he should continue to see consistent work for the time being.

Nov 27, 2022 7:02 PM EST

Suiting up Week 12

Edwards (hamstring/knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: After missing the Ravens' last two games due to the pair of injuries, Edwards practiced as a limited participant Wednesday before upgrading to full activity Thursday and Friday. The increased practice reps weren't enough for Edwards to avoid taking a questionable tag into the weekend, but he'll avoid the inactive list and should serve as the Ravens' lead running back Sunday while J.K. Dobbins (knee) remains on injured reserve. Over two appearances this season, Edwards has carried 27 times for 131 yards and two touchdowns, but he hasn't recorded a reception across 39 snaps on offense.

Nov 27, 2022 8:34 AM EST

Questionable, but should play

The Ravens list Edwards (hamstring/knee) as questionable for Sunday's game in Jacksonville.

Analysis: Even though Edwards carries a designation into the weekend, he looks to be on track to put an end to his two-game absence Sunday. After opening the week as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Edwards upgraded to full activity on Thursday and Friday. According to Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun, head coach John Harbaugh acknowledged prior to Friday's session that he's hopeful Edwards will suit up this weekend, though the running back's status won't be officially clarified until the Ravens release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. If Edwards is cleared to play against the Jaguars, he should settle back in as the Ravens' lead option on the ground.

Nov 25, 2022 12:19 PM EST

Listed as full practice participant

Edwards (hamstring/knee) was listed as a full practice participant Thursday, Jamison Hensley of reports

Analysis: Edwards' return to a full practice listing puts him on track to return to action Sunday against the Jaguars and reclaim a portion of the Ravens' early-down work after missing two games, with Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill also mixing in. In that context, Edwards profiles as a TD-dependent option in Week 12 fantasy lineups, given his limited usage in the team's passing game.

Nov 24, 2022 10:54 AM EST

Limited at practice again

Edwards (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Edwards was a limited practice participant all last week before ultimately missing a second straight game despite having a bye in between. Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill took most of the backfield snaps in a win over the Panthers on Sunday, and Drake likely will get another start if Edwards isn't active this Sunday in Jacksonville.

Nov 23, 2022 1:46 PM EST

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