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Ravens Place Kenneth Dixon on IR, Promote De’Lance Turner

September 12, 2018 - 3:10 pm
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By Joe Schiller

Ahead of a Thursday night matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Baltimore Ravens have placed running back Kenneth Dixon on injured reserve and promoted De’Lance Turner from the practice squad.

Dixon was expected to miss time after suffering a knee injury in the final minutes of Sunday’s win against the Buffalo Bills. He rushed for a game-high 44 yards on 13 carries and added a touchdown but all of his production came in the second half during a blowout.

Turner – an undrafted rookie out of Alcorn State – was impressive during the preseason and rushed for 159 yards and one touchdown. The Ravens chose him over fellow undrafted back Gus Edwards. With Alex Collins and Buck Allen the only healthy running backs on the 53-man roster, Turner will be the No. 3, assuming he’s active tomorrow.

Dixon’s injury marks another disappointing setback in his early career. He missed the entire 2017 season with a torn meniscus and despite flashes of talent, inconsistencies have limited his time on the field.

Depending on the severity of Dixon’s injury, he would be eligible to return back to the active roster once he’s spent at least eight weeks on injured reserve, per a new rule that was implemented last year. Teams can do this with a max of two players throughout the regular season.

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