OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — The Baltimore Ravens officially placed running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters on injured reserve Friday after both suffered season-ending ACL tears.

During a press conference Friday, head coach John Harbaugh confirmed the injuries.

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“Those were disappointments–non-contact ligament tears in practice,” he said. “Just one of those things that happens.”

Edwards made a right-to-left cut in practice and landed wrong, “kind of a fluke deal,” Harbaugh said. And Peters was injured while making “a basic turn that he makes dozens of times every single practice.”

Tight end Nick Boyle, who missed much of the 2020 season with a knee injury, is being added to the short-term IR to heal. Harbaugh said he expected Boyle back by Week 4 or Week 5.

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On social media, Edwards thanked fans for their support and added: “My strength will conquer my adversity. I’ll be back, better and stronger than ever.”

Harbaugh said that while he felt for the individual injured players who will now miss the season, his team will be ready to go for the Monday Night Football opener against the Las Vegas Raiders.

“We’ve got a really good team with a lot of great players. We brought some really good players in, and you can see that,” Harbaugh said. “And we can move forward. The train’s moving fast, and we’re excited to play Monday night.”

Following injuries to starting running backs Edwards and J.K. Dobbins and back-up Justice Hill, the team has added veterans Latavius Murray Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell.

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CBS Baltimore Staff