According to a report from NFL Insider Ian Rappaport, Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks of football with a hamstring injury. During Baltimore’s game against Cincinnati on Sunday, Woodhead injured his hamstring and had to leave the game to be evaluated in the locker room. The injury seemed to be somewhat serious, as Woodhead had to be carted off the field. Woodhead obviously did not return to the field during the game.
#Ravens RB Danny Woodhead (hamstring) is expected to be out roughly 4-6 weeks, sources say. The bright side is he'll be back this season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2017
Given Woodhead’s history with injuries, he is somewhat lucky that he will only have a 4 to 6 week long hiatus. Woodhead has missed significant amounts of time in the past, with other injuries. However, the Ravens have a slight dilemma with Woodhead’s injury keeping him out for an extended period of time. Baltimore only has 2 other running backs on the current roster, Terrance West, and Buck Allen. Typically, NFL teams carry a minimum of three running backs on the 53 man roster. If Baltimore was only to have two, another injury would leave the team with just one running back. Fortunately for Baltimore, there are two candidates at running back who could be added to the roster.
The Baltimore Ravens have two running backs currently on the practice squad, Alex Collins, and Jeremy Langford. Alex Collins is in his second year in the NFL. In his rookie season last year, he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. In Seattle, he rushed for 125 yards, while also receiving for 84 yards. Jeremy Langford is a third year NFL running back. He spent his first two seasons with the Chicago Bears. In 2015 he rushed for 537 yards and received for 279 yards. In 2016, Langford’s production value went down, as he only rushed for 200 yards, and caught 142 yards worth of passes. Although his numbers slipped in his second year, Jeremy Langford is the leading candidate for being added to the 53 man roster. Overall, he has had much more experience as a running back in the NFL, giving him the advantage.