Ravens Drop RB Kenneth Dixon

Kenneth Dixon‘s time with the Ravens has come to an end. Due to a fractured knee, the Ravens have released the running back with an injury settlement, coach John Harbaugh says.

Dixon was placed on IR over the weekend to help the Ravens reach the 53-man max. However, he was long speculated to be a release candidate due to his ongoing health issues.

Its been a rocky road for Dixon, who entered the league as a fourth-round pick in 2016. He made a splash early on, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rookie, but lost his 2017 season to a torn meniscus. Before the surgery, Dixon was slapped with a four-game suspension for PEDs, which already hurt his standing in the organization.

Last year, Dixon was primed to serve as the Ravens’ leading rusher, but a knee injury midway through the season opener sent him to IR. When he was brought back in December, he showed serious promise in a limited sample. Dixon ran for 289 yards off of 47 carries, giving him a 5.5 yards per tote average on the year.

Without Dixon, the Ravens will forge ahead with Mark IngramGus Edwards, and fourth-round rookie Justice Hill at running back.

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