The Ravens have placed running back Lorenzo Taliaferro on IR, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Taliaferro, 23, sustained a foot injury that initially had him listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest against the 49ers. However, it turns out the injury was severe enough to end his season prematurely.
In 2015, Taliaferro has only logged 13 carries for 47 yards and one score. He also caught all five of his targets for total of 29 yards. Last season, Taliaferro was used more frequently as a complimentary piece to veteran tailback Justin Forsett. Prior to the season, some speculated that he could eventually position himself as the top back in Baltimore, but that will not be the case – at least in 2015.
With Taliaferro off the 53-man roster and Forsett nursing an ankle injury, rookie Buck Allen could be in for a major workload against San Francisco. The Ravens also added running back reinforcements by claiming Raheem Mostert off waivers from the Dolphins, as Caplan tweets. Mostert led the entire NFL in yardage this preseason while with the Eagles and the Dolphins were hoping to add him to their taxi squad.