Ravens re-sign running back Terrance West

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Ravens re-sign running back Terrance West


The Ravens re-sign running back Terrance West to a 1-year deal just under $1.8 million. West was a restricted free agent this offseason and after signing his restricted free agent tender, he will remain a Raven for at least the 2017 season. It is unclear whether the Ravens have intentions to sign the Baltimore native to a long term deal beyond this upcoming season, considering the depth they have at the position in Kenneth Dixon, Danny Woodhead, and Buck Allen.

The third-year veteran is expected to open the 2017 season as Baltimore’s starting running back due to Kenneth Dixon’s four-game suspension. West was the team leader in rushing last season with 774 yards in 16 games with 5 rushing touchdowns, but the Ravens only finished 28th in the NFL in rushing last season. The Browns swapped two picks to move up and select West 94th overall in the 2014 draft as he rushed for 673 yards with 4 touchdowns in his rookie season. He signed on with Baltimore in 2015 as a practice squad player.

West attended Towson University where he rushed for 2,509 yards and 42 total touchdowns (Towson University and NCAA FCS records) his junior season and owns the school record with 86 career touchdowns. He finished with 4,584 career yards also a school record, He earned numerous awards including CAA Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011), Jerry Rice Award (2011), and CAA Offensive Player of the Year (2013).

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