News: 4 days agoThe Ravens plan to sign Freeman off their practice squad Thursday, the running back's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Spin: Despite being a member of Baltimore's practice squad for less than a week, Freeman will get added to the 53-man active roster ahead of Le'Veon Bell, who joined the practice squad three days prior to Freeman. A two-time Pro Bowl selection with the Falcons, the 29-year-old Freeman has been trending down since being limited to two games in 2018 due to groin surgery. He averaged a career-low 3.2 yards per carry in five games with the Giants in 2020 and couldn't win a depth role with the Saints during the preseason, but the running back-needy Ravens will look to see if he has anything left in the tank. Ty'Son Williams and Latavius Murray are both presumably ahead of Freeman in the pecking order for carries, but Freeman could end up being a factor on passing downs after Williams struggled in pass protection in his NFL debut Week 1 versus the Raiders.