Justice Hill

Baltimore Ravens
Running Back #5
Baltimore Ravens
Running Back #5

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Quiet in win

Hill rushed seven times for 30 yards and caught all three of his targets for eight yards in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Hill played 41 percent of the Ravens' offensive snaps in the contest, while fellow running back Kenyan Drake played 51 percent of snaps. With Gus Edwards (hamstring/knee) sidelined, Hill saw a bump in his usage. However, the 25-year-old will likely see his role diminish when both Edwards and J.K. Dobbins (knee) make there way back on the field. Hill will likely be difficult to trust when the Ravens visit the Jaguars in Week 12.

Nov 23, 2022 5:51 AM EST

Pushed aside by Drake

Hill had four carries for 11 yards in Monday's win over the Saints and added one catch for eight yards.

Analysis: Even with Gus Edwards (hamstring) out, Hill's role didn't see an increase in Week 9. Kenyan Drake dominated the backfield work as he played 68 percent of the snaps and converted that into 24 carries for 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Hill's role appears tenuous even with J.K. Dobbins on the shelf, and if Edwards is ready to play after the bye, Hill's role could diminish further.

Nov 8, 2022 8:34 AM EST

Four carries in TNF win

Hill rushed four times for 28 yards and wasn't targeted in Thursday's 27-22 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Hill looked spry in limited action, but Kenyan Drake was the primary beneficiary of Gus Edwards' departure due to a hamstring injury, as Drake turned seven carries and four targets into 67 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. With J.K. Dobbins (knee) on IR, Hill could step into a larger role alongside Drake if Edwards isn't ready to return in Week 9 against the Saints.

Oct 28, 2022 9:38 AM EST

Loses fumble in return

Hill had five carries for 26 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Analysis: Hill got back in the fold after missing two games with a hamstring injury. The Ravens also got Gus Edwards back from a knee injury and went with a committee approach as all Hill, Edwards, and Kenyan Drake reached played between 27 and 36 percent of the snaps. Hill had a fumble late in the game that could have proved costly but was otherwise effective on a per-carry basis. The Ravens face the Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football in Week 8.

Oct 24, 2022 2:22 PM EST

Cleared to face Cleveland

Hill (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: Hill's fully healthy, while fellow running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) has been ruled out. If Baltimore doesn't activate Gus Edwards (knee) from the PUP list before Sunday, Hill would be in line for a prominent backfield role alongside Kenyan Drake and Mike Davis.

Oct 21, 2022 12:44 PM EST

No limitations in practice

Hill (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Hill apparently is ready to return after missing two games, while fellow running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) now appears uncertain for the upcoming matchup with Cleveland. The Ravens relied on Kenyan Drake after Dobbins left a Week 6 loss to the Giants, and they could have Gus Edwards (knee) coming off the PUP list soon. Prior to his hamstring injury, Hill had emerged ahead of Drake as the No. 2 back behind Dobbins.

Oct 19, 2022 2:22 PM EST

Inactive Sunday

Hill (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: With Hill out, look for Kenyan Drake to log added change-of-pace work behind J.K. Dobbins on Sunday, with Mike Davis also in reserve. Hill will target a potential return to action when the Ravens host the Browns in Week 7.

Oct 16, 2022 8:49 AM EST

Listed as doubtful

Hill (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Though Hill was able to practice in a limited fashion this week, he's trending toward being inactive Sunday. If he's out, Kenyan Drake would be a candidate to log added change-of-pace work behind J.K. Dobbins, with Mike Davis in reserve. Moreover, it's also possible that Gus Edwards (knee) could be activated from the PUP list in advance of Week 6 action.

Oct 14, 2022 12:30 PM EST

Practices in limited fashion

Hill (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: The limited showing in practice marked Hill's first on-field activity since he injured his hamstring in the fourth quarter of an Oct. 2 loss to the Bills. Prior to getting hurt, Hill had been explosive in his complementary role out of the Baltimore backfield, averaging 6.6 yards on 19 carries. Despite his success through the first four weeks, Hill could soon find himself behind both top back J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards (knee) on the depth chart. Edwards was designated for return from the PUP list Oct. 5 and could be cleared to make his season debut as soon as this Sunday against the Giants if the Ravens are comfortable with the health of his surgically repaired knee.

Oct 13, 2022 1:45 PM EST

Back at practice

Hill (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: This marks the running back's first practice participation since injuring his hamstring in the fourth quarter of the Ravens' Week 4 loss to the Bills. Hill thus has a chance to return to action Sunday against the Giants, but he'll presumably need to get at least one full practice under his belt in order to avoid a Week 6 injury designation.

Oct 13, 2022 12:01 PM EST

No practice Wednesday

Hill (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Hill sat out Week 5's win over Cincinnati due to a hamstring issue, and he's not yet ready to retake the practice field. He will only have two more chances to increase his activity ahead of Sunday's contest against the Giants. With Gus Edwards (knee) still on the PUP list, but back at practice, Kenyan Drake and Mike Davis are currently next on the depth chart behind J.K. Dobbins.

Oct 12, 2022 11:16 AM EST

Ruled out for Week 5

Hill (hamstring) won't play Sunday versus the Bengals.

Analysis: Hill emerged from Week 4 with a hamstring issue that kept him out of practice Wednesday through Friday. On Monday, coach John Harbaugh noted Hill was expected to miss some time, and indeed the reserve running back will log at least one DNP. If the Ravens don't activate Gus Edwards (knee) from the reserve/PUP list ahead of Sunday's game, Mike Davis and Kenyan Drake will serve as the options behind lead runner J.K. Dobbins.

Oct 7, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Idle for another practice

Hill (hamstring) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: While playing greater than a third of the snaps in both of the past two weeks and combining for 105 yards on 14 carries to go with two receptions for 12 yards in those contests, Hill has emerged as the top complement to J.K. Dobbins (chest), who made his season debut Week 3. After opening the week as a limited participant in practice, Dobbins looks on track to reprise his role as the Ravens' top back once again Sunday against the Bengals, but Hill's availability is less certain. Hill has now missed two straight practices to begin the week, so he'll almost certainly need to get back on the field in some capacity Friday to have a shot at suiting up versus Cincinnati. Mike Davis and Kenyan Drake are next up for work behind Dobbins, assuming the Ravens don't elect to immediately activate Gus Edwards (knee) from the PUP list following his return to practice this week.

Oct 6, 2022 11:35 AM EST

Held out of practice

Hill (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that he doesn't believe Hill suffered a long-term injury, though the running back is expected to miss some time. He was productive off the bench behind J.K. Dobbins the past two weeks, taking 14 carries for 105 yards against the Patriots and Bills. The Ravens have Mike Davis and Kenyan Drake for depth while Hill is unavailable.

Oct 5, 2022 11:23 AM EST

Avoids long-term injury

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Hill (hamstring) didn't suffer a long-term injury, but the running back will still miss some time, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Hill rushed eight times for 45 yards before exiting Sunday's loss to the Bills. While the backup running back doesn't have a return timetable yet, Harbaugh said the teams feels like it "dodged a bullet." In Hill's absence, Mike Davis is expected to garner an increased role behind J.K. Dobbins, who continues to work his way back to a full workload following a devastating lower-body injury. The Ravens also may get Gus Edwards (knee) back soon, who's eligible to be activated off the PUP list ahead of Week 5.

Oct 3, 2022 12:28 PM EST

Questionable to return

Hill is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bills due to a hamstring injury, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Hill was productive prior to Sunday's second-half departure, rushing eight times for 45 yards. If he's forced to miss additional time, Mike Davis will likely see an increased role in the backfield behind starter J.K. Dobbins.

Oct 2, 2022 1:04 PM EST

Impressive showing in Week 3

Hill had six carries for 60 yards Sunday against the Patriots.

Analysis: Despite J.K. Dobbins returning from his knee injury, Hill managed to turn in the best rushing performance of his career. He not only set a career-high in yards, but he did so while averaging 10 yards per carry. A 34-yard rush did a lot of the heavy lifting for his average, but it was a strong day from Hill nonetheless. Dobbins played just eight snaps in the second half and Hill stepped up with 22 snaps to help carry the backfield. Though Dobbins will eventually start seeing larger workloads as he rounds into form, this is a run-heavy offense that will get usage out of multiple backs. Veteran signings Mike Davis and Kenyan Drake have had minimal returns thus far, so perhaps it will be Hill who takes the No.2 role behind Dobbins while Gus Edwards is sidelined.

Sep 26, 2022 5:15 PM EST

Effective in limited role

Hill had three carries for 16 yards Sunday against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Hill's 16 rushing yards paced the Ravens' running backs, which is a good snapshot of how this position group has performed through two weeks. Baltimore's running backs have combined for 29 carries for 74 yards with Hill accounting for five carries and 20 yards through two games. Hill has been the most effective on a per-carry basis, but five carries in two games is hardly an indicative sample. It appears Baltimore's run game will continue to struggle as long as J.K. Dobbins (knee) is sidelined.

Sep 20, 2022 8:39 AM EST

Limited usage in opener

Hill had two carries for four yards and reeled in both of his targets for seven yards Sunday against the Jets.

Analysis: Baltimore didn't have J.K. Dobbins available Sunday so it turned to a committee against the Jets, using three running backs. Kenyan Drake saw the bulk of the carries with 11 of the 15 running back carries while Hill and Mike Davis saw two carries apiece. It's not an encouraging sign for Hill that he was so quickly surpassed on the depth chart by the recently acquired Drake. It's also noteworthy that Baltimore only ran the ball 21 total times compared to 30 pass attempts. The Ravens host the Dolphins in Week 2.

Sep 12, 2022 4:39 PM EST

Ready to make impact in Year 4

Hill made the Ravens' initial 53-man roster and is looking to make an impact in Year 4, Todd Karpovich of Sports Illustrated reports.

Analysis: Hill missed the entire 2021 season due to an Achilles injury but showed burst during training camp and could emerge as a viable option to begin the 2022 campaign. J.K. Dobbins (knee) has returned to practices and has a chance to play in Week 1, but the Ravens will be without Gus Edwards (knee) for at least four games, leaving Hill, Mike Davis and recently signed Kenyan Drake as the top healthy options. If Dobbins isn't able to play Sunday, Davis would likely step up as the starter, but given Hill's familiarity with the team, he could operate as the No. 2 running back in Baltimore's run-heavy attack against the Jets.

Sep 5, 2022 10:23 PM EST

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