OWINGS MILLS, Md.– Alex Collins’ function as the Baltimore Ravens’ highlighted running back will not be impacted by the return of Terrance West and Danny Woodhead, offending planner Marty Mornhinweg stated Thursday.
Collins has actually begun the previous 4 video games for the Ravens and ranks 2nd amongst NFL running backs, balancing 5.6 lawns per bring. Baltimore’s backfield has actually ended up being more congested coming off the bye with West (calf) and Woodhead (hamstring) going back to practice.
Asked whether Collins will stay the included back, Mornhinweg stated, “Yeah, he’s done great task, hasn’t he? He’s improved weekly. He’s improving at the information too, so we can use him in more methods. Definitely, he’ll be a highlighted person.”
Collins has actually been among the most significant surprises for Baltimore. After getting cut by the Seattle Seahawks at the end of the preseason, Collins signed up with the Ravens’ practice team in Week 1, got promoted to the 53- guy lineup by Week 2 and made his very first start in Week 4.
West was the Ravens’ prominent rush in 2015 and began the very first 3 video games of the season prior to harming his calf. He was a complete individual in Wednesday’s practice.
Woodhead, who is more of a pass-catching back, has actually been practicing for the previous 2 weeks. He was put on hurt reserve after the season opener, when he exacerbated a hamstring injury.
Mornhinweg would not state how the hurt backs would be incorporated back into the offense.
” We’ll see how healthy they are initially,” he stated. “So today of practice is very important for them. Everyone we can return will definitely assist us.”