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Keaton Mitchell

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RANK: 102


21 yrs


5'8'' / 186 lbs


East Carolina


Headed to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-31

The Ravens placed Mitchell (shoulder) on injured reserve Thursday, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports.

Mitchell injured his shoulder in the Ravens' second preseason game against the Commanders following a 31-yard run. Despite the injury and missing some time during training camp, he was able to beat out Melvin Gordon and Owen Wright for the No. 4 running back spot behind J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill. Mitchell will now have to sit out for at least the first four games of the 2023 season.

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Candidate for IR?

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-30

Mitchell (shoulder) has a spot on Baltimore's initial 53-man roster but is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Waiting until after cutdown day means the Ravens can activate Mitchell from injured reserve after Week 4. He injured his shoulder in the second week of the preseason shortly after breaking off a 31-yard run, and while he was spotted at practice just a few days later, the Ravens might find that it's enough to warrant/justify an IR stint. They have three healthy veterans -- J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill -- atop their backfield depth chart to start the season, with Mitchell nabbing the fourth spot over 30-year-old Melvin Gordon and fellow undrafted rookie Owen Wright. Mitchell is considerably smaller than all of them, but he ran a 4.37 40-yard dash this spring after piling up 2,584 rushing yards and 505 receiving yards over his final two seasons at East Carolina (with 25 TDs in 24 games).

Practicing Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-23

Mitchell (shoulder) is practicing Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Mitchell left Monday's preseason game against the Commanders due to a shoulder injury, but coach John Harbaugh said that injury wasn't too serious, and the running back's prompt return confirms that notion. The rookie undrafted free agent from East Carolina has had a strong camp, but he's likely vying for a practice squad spot rather than a spot on the 53-man roster. Nonetheless, Mitchell should have a chance to help his case in Saturday's preseason finale against Tampa Bay.

Injury not considered serious

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-21

Coach John Harbaugh said Mitchell's shoulder injury he suffered Monday night against the Commanders isn't serious, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Mitchell left after rushing one time for 31 yards and never returned to the game. It sounds like he avoided a serious injury. Mitchell is in a contested battle for the Ravens' RB4 job behind J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill. Mitchell's special teams contributions and playmaking ability might give him the edge over veteran Melvin Gordon.

Injures left shoulder Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-21

Mitchell suffered a left shoulder injury during Monday's preseason game at Washington.

At the end of a 31-yard run down the right sideline in the third quarter, Mitchell endured a big hit from a Commanders defender and was tended to by Ravens trainers on the sideline before making his way to the locker room. The extent of the injury isn't known, but Baltimore officially is calling the undrafted rookie running back questionable to return.

Contained on ground in debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-12

Mitchell rushed six times for 11 yards, brought in one of two targets of nine yards and returned three kickoffs for 73 yards in the Ravens' 20-19 preseason win over the Eagles on Saturday night.

Mitchell was limited to filling a returner role in the first half, but he was then afforded some opportunity from scrimmage over the first two Ravens possessions after halftime. While he found running room at a premium, Mitchell made good use of his one reception and also was solid on his three kickoff returns. The undrafted East Carolina product and two-time 1,000-yard rusher, who's striving to unseat either Justice Hill or Melvin Gordon and earn a No. 4 running back role, is likely to see another solid allotment of touches in Baltimore's second preseason game against the Commanders on Monday night, Aug. 21.

Heading to Baltimore

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-29

Mitchell is expected to sign with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Mitchell was consistent in his production over his three years at East Carolina and earned the starting role in his last two seasons. He had a career year in 2022 as he rushed for 1,452 yards and 14 touchdowns on 201 carries, which earned him a spot on the First Team All-ACC as he ranked second in the FBS in yards per carry (7.2) and 10th in rushing yards per game (121.0). Though undersized at 5-foot-8, his footwork and elusiveness give him the opportunity to develop into an effective, change-of-pace back in an NFL offense.

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