Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ravens running backs fight to survive

It would appear that the Ravens will keep only 1 fullback and 3 running backs on the roster although a fourth is possible. They did carry Lorenzo Neal, Le’Ron McClain, Willis McGahee, Ray Rice and Jalen Parmele towards the end of 2008 when Rice was nicked up. If they go with a fourth RB at the moment it’s a two horse race between Parmele and Matt Lawrence. Sixth round pick Cedric Peerman hasn’t looked very sharp and his change-of-direction skills have always been questioned. Further inhibiting Peerman’s cutting ability is a fumbling problem. Peerman has been overcompensating for his small hands by choking down on the football. Consequently his running style could be described as stiff.

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