With veteran Justin Forsett's release Tuesday, the young and unheralded trio of backs not only represents the team's running game of the present as the Ravens (3-1) face the Washington Redskins (2-2) on Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium, but potentially the future as well.
On Saturday, Villanova will try to stop Towson's mercurial wide receiver, whose two long touchdown receptions in the second half in a 35-28 win over St. Francis (Pa.) earned him honors as the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week.
The Ravens crossed a couple of more items off their offseason to-do list Friday, getting their first-round draft pick under contract, adding a veteran cornerback they've been seeking and creating some room on the back end of their roster.
The NFL owners voted today on the final day of the league meetings to table the Ravens' proposal to expand what is allowed to be reviewed by replay. The proposal will be discussed in more depth at the next league gathering in May.
One-time teammates at Ohio State, Joey Bosa and Noah Spence are now viewed as the top two edge rushers in April's draft, and either of them could be a solution in the Ravens' quest to jump-start a pass rush that did too little and was often far too late during a disappointing 2015 season.