Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
1 day ago

Woodhead (hamstring) is eligible to play Sunday against the Packers after being activated off the IR-R on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Woodhead injured his hamstring in Week 1 and has been sidelined since. The Ravens seemed optimistic regarding the veteran running back's status throughout the week, so this news does not come as too much of a surprise. He has been practicing with the team for two weeks, but it remains to be seen what type of workload he will see in his return. Javorius Allen figures to see his role as the prime pass-catching back take the biggest hit in Woodhead's return.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
2 days ago

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team's medical staff will make the final decision on Woodhead (hamstring) for Sunday's game in Green Bay, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.

EDGE Analysis

Harbaugh did at least provide a hint when he said that Woodhead did pretty much everything in practice this week and looked good in the process. The veteran pass-catching back has been practicing with the team the past two weeks, hoping to return when first eligible Sunday. Should Woodhead pull it off, Javorius Allen might find that his role quickly evaporates. Allen has caught 39 of 49 targets (including two touchdowns) during Woodhead's eight-game absence, but Allen's meager average of 4.8 yards per catch suggests the Ravens will be pleased to get an upgrade. Woodhead was injured on the team's first drive of the season, but only after catching three passes for 33 yards. The Ravens need to remove him from injured reserve by 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday if he's going to return for Sunday's game.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
4 days ago

Woodhead (hamstring) appeared to take part in most activities at Wednesday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Woodhead is still on injured reserve, which means he isn't included on the official injury report. It sounds as if he might be a full participation if the Ravens could list him, though the team hasn't confirmed that he'll return from IR when first eligible for Sunday's game in Green Bay. Whenever he's ready, be it this week or in the future, Woodhead figures to replace Javorius Allen as the Ravens' primary pass-catching back. Allen has parlayed the role into the team lead for catches (39) and targets (50), even though he's no match for Woodhead when it comes to receiving skills.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
6 days ago

Woodhead (hamstring) will practice this week, but the Ravens still aren't sure if he'll return from injured reserve for Sunday's game against the Packers, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said it's tough to predict whether Woodhead will look good enough in practice to encourage his removal from injured reserve. He's eligible to play for the first time since re-injuring his hamstring in Week 1, with his eventual return likely spelling the end of Javorius Allen's tenure as the Ravens' primary passing-down back. Woodhead shouldn't pose much of a threat to Alex Collins, who seems to have a clear lead over Allen and Terrance West (calf) as the Ravens' go-to option for early downs. Woodhead should be highly involved in the passing game once he returns, considering he caught three passes on his only drive of the season, and Allen has 39 receptions over the last eight games.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
3 weeks ago

Woodhead (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Ravens have officially opened Woodhead's three-week window for activation to the 53-man roster. While he tests out his left hamstring and otherwise gets up to speed, the Ravens will continue to utilize a timeshare out of the backfield between Alex Collins and Javorius Allen. Upon Woodhead's eventual return to action, Allen would likely yield his portion of the offensive snaps to the veteran, allowing him to serve primarily in a pass-catching capacity.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
3 weeks ago

Woodhead (hamstring) may return to practice this week.

EDGE Analysis

Woodhead technically was eligible to practice last week, but the Ravens held him out as they prepared for a Thursday game against the Dolphins. A return this week apparently is possible, though the team doesn't have any incentive to rush the process given that Woodhead won't be eligible to play in a game until Week 11 against the Packers. Once available, Woodhead likely will take over Javorius Allen's role in a timeshare with Alex Collins (and possibly Terrance West). Allen has piled up 78 carries and 32 catches in Woodhead's absence the past seven weeks, averaging 3.7 yards per tote and a meager 4.5 yards per reception. Woodhead probably won't get that kind of rushing volume, but he could draw even more targets than Allen and likely would be more efficient with those opportunities.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
1 month ago

The Ravens don't have an exact timetable for Woodhead (hamstring) to begin practicing, but coach John Harbaugh expects it to happen fairly soon, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. "[With] Danny, that evaluation goes on," Harbaugh said. "It'll be soon; he becomes eligible here shortly."

EDGE Analysis

It seems the Ravens haven't changed their original expectation that Woodhead will return from injured reserve at full health when first eligible after the team's Week 10 bye. He can begin practicing Week 8, which would give him plenty of time to get up to speed before returning in Week 11 against the Packers. Woodhead figures to step right back in as the team's top pass-catching back as soon as he's available, potentially ending Javorius Allen's run of fantasy utility (if it hasn't already happened by then).

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
2 months ago

The Ravens have placed Woodhead (hamstring) on IR.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network indicates that Woodhead is expected to "back and at full-strength" after eight weeks, making the PPR stalwart a candidate to be designated to return from IR later this season. To bolster their backfield depth, the Ravens have promoted Jeremy Langford from the team's practice squad. In the absence of Woodhead, Javorius Allen figures to see his share of touches in the coming weeks, while working in tandem with fellow RB Terrance West.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
2 months ago

Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed Wednesday that Woodhead (hamstring) will miss at least four weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Previous projections pegged Woodhead to miss 4-to-6 or 6-to-8 weeks, so Harbaugh's comments seemingly align with that. The Ravens will evaluate Woodhead over the next few days, and if it's determined that the running back's injury is trending more toward the 6-to-8-week range, he could be stashed on injured reserve as one of the team's two designated-to-return players. While Woodhead is sidelined, Javorius Allen is the top candidate to handle most of the third-down duties out of the backfield, with Terrance West continuing to serve as the Ravens' lead back. It's also likely that the Ravens will sign one of Alex Collins or Jeremy Langford off their practice squad this week to add further depth at the position.

Danny Woodhead
RB BAL (10)
2 months ago

Updating a previous report, Woodhead (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was originally reported the veteran running back would miss 4-to-6 weeks following an MRI on Monday, but that expected timetable has since seen an increase. Woodhead suffered the injury in Sunday's season-opening win over the Bengals, and is now looking at his third extended absence due to injury in four years. His new recovery timeline makes him a potential candidate for injured reserve with a designation to return, which means he would be sidelined at least eight weeks. Javorius Allen benefited the most following Woodhead's early exit Sunday, as starter Terrance West saw a limited workload given the Ravens' sizable lead. Both backs figure to see increased roles while Woodhead is sidelined, but it remains to be seen how their snaps will be divvied up.