Gus Edwards, Marcus Peters confirmed to have torn ACLs, both out for 2021 season

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The Baltimore Ravens had their Thursday practice get very gloomy in a hurry as running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters both went down on back-to-back plays with what were feared be significant knee injuries. Baltimore ended their practice early because of the events and were hoping that the injuries were less severe than anticipated.

Unfortunately for the Ravens that isn’t the case, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that both Edwards and Peters tore their ACLs. It’s a massive blow to both the Baltimore offense and defense, as Edwards and Peters will miss the entirety of the 2021 season.

Both players will be sorely missed, as they were expected to be key contributors. Edwards has never averaged 5.0 yards per carry in a season, while Peters has great playmaking ability and a very high football IQ which can bait quarterbacks into making bad throws. The Ravens will now shift to the next man up mentality while also potentially signing players off of the free agent market, much like they did with running back Devonta Freeman