Chargers sign another Ravens player, running back J.K. Dobbins

Running back J.K. Dobbins is the latest former Ravens player to agree to a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The one-year deal reunites Dobbins with his former offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who helped set the NFL’s all-time team rushing yards record with 3,296 yards in 2020, and was named NFL Assistant Coach of the Year with Baltimore in 2020.

In addition, Dobbins, a former second-round pick, will play again with former teammate Gus Edwards, who signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with Los Angeles last month.

A change of scenery might bode well for Dobbins.

Dobbins had his best season as a rookie with the Ravens when he ran for 805 yards with nine touchdowns on 134 carries. He then missed the 2021 season with a major knee injury suffered in a preseason game against Washington.

In 2022, Dobbins appeared in eight games and finished with 520 yards rushing with two touchdowns on 92 carries before suffering another season-ending injury this past year.

Dobbins is the seventh player or coach to sign with Los Angeles and coach Jim Harbaugh, the brother of Ravens coach John Harbaugh.

In addition to Roman and Edwards, here’s a roundup of former Ravens and coaches hired or signed by the Chargers. 

  • Bradley Bozeman will compete for a starting job on the offensive line after reaching a one-year deal last month. The Ravens drafted Bozeman in the sixth round (215th overall) of the 2018 NFL draft from Alabama.  He started every game at left guard of the 2019 and 2020 seasons. In 2021, he became the starting center.
  • Fullback Ben Mason was selected by the Ravens in the fifth round (184th overall) of the 2021 draft. He spent portions of the last three seasons with the Ravens, contributing to the active roster and practice squad. Mason played under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan.
  • Tight end Hayden Hurst was a first-round selection (25th overall) by the Ravens in the 2018 draft. He has started 43 of 84 career games with the Ravens, Falcons, Bengals, and Panthers.
  • Mike Devlin spent two years as the assistant offensive line coach for the Ravens, helping guard Kevin Zeitler and center Tyler Linderbaum to Pro Bowl nods this past season. He was one of Jim Harbaugh’s first hires and will serve as the offensive line coach.

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