Ravens Place RB Danny Woodhead On IR, Promote RB Jeremy Langford


The Baltimore Ravens announced Thursday that they’ve placed RB Danny Woodhead (hamstring) on injured reserve and promoted RB Jeremy Langford from the practice squad.

Woodhead was reportedly expected to miss 6-8 weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered last weekend, which put the Ravens in a tough position. The Ravens will likely bring Woodhead back from injured reserve after Week 8 or soon as he’s fully recovered.

Woodhead, 32, originally signed on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Chadron State back in 2008. He spent over two years in New York before signing on with the Patriots in 2010.

Woodhead finished out his three-year, $7.25 million contract with the Chargers, but his 2016 season, unfortunately, came to an end with him being placed on season-ending injured reserve back in September of last year with a torn ACL.

The Ravens signed him to a three-year, $8.8 million contract that included $3.25 million guaranteed and he’s set to make a base salary of $1 million for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Woodhead appeared in two games and rushed for 116 yards on 19 carries (6.1 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 35 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Langford, 25, was taken with the No. 106 overall pick in the fourth round of last year’s NFL draft by the Bears. He was in the second year of his four-year, $3.139 million rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2017 season when the Bears cut him loose coming out of the preseason.

The Ravens signed Langford to their practice squad soon after.

In 2016, Langford appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and recorded 62 rushing attempts for 200 yards (3.2 YPC) and four touchdowns to go along with 19 receptions for 142 yards receiving (7.5 YPC) and lost two fumbles.

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