Jameel McClain

Ravens notes: Terrance West eager to prove he can lead crowded group of running backs

Ravens notes: Terrance West eager to prove he can lead crowded group of running backs

For the first time in his four-year NFL career, Terrance West is the undisputed starter at running back. And the former Northwestern High and Towson University standout is champing at the bit to prove that he has earned that spot in the Ravens’ regular-season opener Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“I appreciate the opportunity and will try to take advantage of the opportunity,” West said before Wednesday afternoon’s practice. “I’m just going to go out there and have fun and hopefully I can contribute to wins.”

West opened last season backing up Justin Forsett before yielding reps to then-rookie Kenneth Dixon....