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After losing three running backs to season-ending injuries in the preseason, the Baltimore Ravens have received trade requests from other teams, league sources informed ESPN.
Although the Ravens might not trade any of their running backs for anything, the inquiries -- some of them as recent as last week -- confirm that Baltimore was able to make up the season-ending injuries sustained by J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards in just 10 days, starting in late August.
Baltimore responded by signing Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman and Le'Veon bell, former New Orleans Saints runningbacks. This veteran trio was joined by second-year running back Ty'Son Williams who is currently Baltimore's second leading rusher after star quarterback Lamar Jackson.
This season, the NFL trade deadline is November 2.
Despite their injuries and a rebuilt backfield, Monday's Ravens game against Indianapolis Colts will be a memorable one. They have the NFL's fourth best rushing offense at 164.5 yards per contest.
Jackson is the only player in league history to have multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons. He has run for 279 yards over Baltimore's four first games. His average speed of 6.6 yards per carry makes him the longest running quarterback. Williams has 164 yards rushing on 27 carries and an average of 6.1 yards per attempt. Murray has 151 yards with a team-leading three touchdowns.
Freeman (41 yards rushing) and Bell (11) have had less playing time. Bell made his Ravens debut last Sunday in the record-breaking win over the Denver Broncos.