Ravens running back Danny Woodhead, sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 1, returned to practice Tuesday, putting him on track to get back on the field for Baltimore’s Nov. 19 game at the Packers.
RB Danny Woodhead has returned to practice from IR. pic.twitter.com/KopJyZ5jYo
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 31, 2017
Woodhead was injured on Baltimore’s first possession of the season, a 20-0 win at the Bengals, and was placed on injured reserve. Players placed on IR are required to sit out at least eight games, so Woodhead is not be eligible to go for the the Ravens in their Week 9 game at the Titans on Sunday. Baltimore has a bye in Week 10.
Woodhead, 32, is in the first year of a three-year, $8.8 million deal he signed with the Ravens this past spring.
His return raises questions regarding the Ravens running back situation – for Baltimore’s front office and coaching staff, as well as fantasy football owners. Alex Collins and Buck Allen have been carrying most of the load in the backfield, while Terrance West has missed the three most recent games with a calf injury. Bobby Rainey Jr. is also on the roster.
“It will have to be addressed whether we can hold on to five running backs or not — assuming Danny is healthy soon and he’s out there playing for us,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday, per The Sun. “That’ll be a decision that will have to be made. That’ll be a roster-wide-type of decision. We’ll have to compare all of our options and try to keep the players that give us the best chance or make us the strongest team.”