Even though he signed a two-year contract, this season’s backup running back, Ricky Williams, retired earlier this month. That leaves the Ravens with inexperienced backs behind Ray Rice.
The two running backs behind Rice, who is a free agent, on the roster are Anthony Allen and Damien Berry. Allen was action in five games this season, totaling three carries for eight yards. All of that action came against the St. Louis Rams way back in Week 3. Berry was a practice squad player.
That’s why I bring up the possibility of former Broncos and Redskins running back Clinton Portis. Portis didn’t play this past season, but would like to play again, according to this report from Steve Wyche of NFL.com.
In Portis’ favor, his legs are fresh after being out of the league for a season and he went to the University of Miami. Former Hurricanes have a way of making their way to the Ravens because of the presence of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.
Portis could be a viable backup to Rice. In his nine-year care...