Ravens activate J.K. Dobbins among series of roster moves


The Ravens made a bevy of roster moves on Friday, which included the activation of running back J.K. Dobbins off the Reserve/COVID-19 list. 

Others taken off the COVID-19 list were outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and offensive linemen Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura. 

After sending 23 players to the COVID list last week, the team now has 13 players on its Reserve/COVID-19 list left. That group includes: quarterback Lamar Jackson, running back Mark Ingram, safety Geno Stone, cornerback Terrell Bonds, fullback Patrick Ricard, longsnapper Morgan Cox, defensive end Jihad Ward, wide receiver Willie Snead, tight end Mark Andrews, defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, defensive end Calais Campbell and outside linebacker Matthew Judon. 

The team activated cornerback Anthony Averett and wide receiver Chris Moore off injured reserve as well, which will give the Ravens much needed depth on special teams and at cornerback. Both returned to practice, but it’s unclear if they’ll be activated to the 53-man roster to play on Tuesday against the Cowboys. Averett injured his shoulder and Moore has battled thigh and finger injuries all season.

The Ravens signed tight end Luke Willson to the active roster, which still leaves the team with just one at the position, as Andrews is still on the COVID list. Andrews, who has diabetes, was placed on the list on Nov. 30 and is apparently feeling well.

At quarterback, the team placed Robert Griffin III on injured reserve, meaning he won’t be eligible to be on the active roster until Week 16 at the earliest. Trace McSorley has taken his place, and with Jackson the COVID list, is now the starter until Jackson returns. 


The team also placed tight end Sean Culkin on the practice squad injured reserve list and signed running back Tommy Bohanon, offensive lineman Parker Ehinger and defensive tackle Braxton Hoyett to the team’s practice squad. 

Bohanon mostly operates as a fullback and has been in the NFL since 2013. His last game played was in 2018 with the Jaguars. Parker Ehinger has had a few stints with the Ravens and can provide versatility at either tackle or guard, something the team sorely needs right now. Hoyett has played in one career game but was on the Chiefs’ practice squad last season when they won the Super Bowl. He played his lone game this season and was released in mid November by the team.