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Lorenzo Taliaferro | Running Back | #34

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
College: Coastal Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (138) / BAL
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ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley left Lorenzo Taliaferro off his 53-man roster projection.
Hensley notes that Taliaferro worked behind Terrance West all spring. Justin Forsett, Buck Allen, and rookie Kenneth Dixon are considered roster locks, with Taliaferro battling West and Trent Richardson for the final tailback spot. T-Rich recently underwent knee surgery and is probably out of the mix. Jun 20 - 10:39 AM

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The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec believes Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West and Trent Richardson are competing for one roster spot.

Justin Forsett, Buck Allen and rookie Kenneth Dixon are viewed as roster locks, leaving the other three to compete for one spot. A 2014 fourth-round pick, Taliaferro should be the favorite provided he can stay healthy, but that has proven difficult thus far in his career. CSN Mid-Atlantic speculated Taliaferro's roster spot is "under pressure."
May 24 - 10:11 AM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Clifton Brown suggested Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro's roster spot is "under pressure."

A fourth-round pick in 2014, Taliaferro brings more size to the table than the Ravens' top three backs, and that plus his draft pedigree should earn him a spot on the roster. The problem is he has not been able to stay healthy through his first two years in the league, playing just 16 games total because of foot injuries. With the Ravens as deep as any team at running back, Taliaferro could be on the outside looking in if he is unable to stay healthy through training camp.
May 19 - 9:06 AM

Ravens placed RB Lorenzo Taliaferro on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.

Taliaferro battled the foot issue all season. He was listed as probable last week, but declared inactive for Week 5, signaling Taliaferro may have suffered a setback. The nature of his foot injury is unclear, and hopefully it's not a Lisfranc issue. Buck Allen is now locked in as Justin Forsett's top backup. The Ravens claimed RB Raheem Mostert off waivers to take Taliaferro's spot.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

With Justin Forsett (ankle) also sidelined, Buck Allen worked with the ones. Taliaferro was listed as probable for Week 5 but ended up being inactive. It's possible all his injury woes have moved him down the depth chart.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) is inactive for Week 5 against the Browns.

Taliaferro was listed as probable, so this is a surprise scratch. Taliaferro may have fallen behind Buck Allen on the Ravens' running back depth chart. As Taliaferro has served as Baltimore's red-zone specialist when healthy this season, his absence upgrades Justin Forsett's chances of hitting pay dirt.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) is probable for Week 5 against the Browns.

Taliaferro missed Wednesday's practice but was back a day later. He'll get a handful of carries behind starter Justin Forsett.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) returned to practice on Thursday.

Taliaferro has battled foot issues on and off all year, though he's only missed one game. If Steve Smith Sr. (back) can't play Sunday against Cleveland, the Ravens will likely go run-heavy. Taliaferro's season-high in carries is seven.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Taliaferro has struggled to stay healthy all year. He's still dealing with the foot issue that forced him to miss Week 1. Taliaferro's status will be updated Thursday.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed three times for 13 yards in Baltimore's Week 4 win over the Steelers, adding an 11-yard reception.

Taliaferro's touches were just Justin Forsett breathers, not designed short-yardage looks. He split snaps with Buck Allen as Forsett took the rock 27 times for 150 yards. Taliaferro has zero standalone fantasy value, but would be on the RB2 radar were Forsett to go down with injury.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 12:45:00 AM

Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed three times for no yards and caught his only target for six yards in the Ravens' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.

We weren't expecting much from Zo after he missed practice with a bruised foot earlier this week. Justin Forsett has done little to distance himself from the pack and Taliaferro could play a bigger role once his foot is closer to 100 percent. With that said, Taliaferro won't be a recommended fantasy play Thursday against Pittsburgh.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) is active for Week 3 against the Bengals.

Taliaferro had been listed as questionable with a foot injury. He returned to practice on Friday after missing sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. The power back will spell Justin Forsett on the goal line while playing a change-of-pace role.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) is questionable for Week 3 against the Bengals.

He was back at practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. Taliaferro only played 14 fewer snaps than starter Justin Forsett last week and is Baltimore's preferred goal line back.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot, questionable) returned to practice Friday.

Taliaferro missed Wednesday and Thursday's sessions. Returning Friday gives him a chance to suit up for Week 3 against the Bengals. If he plays, Taliaferro will handle red-zone work ahead of Justin Forsett, mixing in for 10-12 touches.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) did not practice Thursday.

It's his second absence in a row. We're guessing Taliaferro will be tagged as questionable when injury reports come out on Friday, but that's only if he gets in a limited session. Buck Allen would slide back into No. 2 duties if Taliaferro can't go against the Bengals.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 02:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
3Josh Johnson
4Jerrod Johnson
RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
3Kenneth Dixon
4Lorenzo Taliaferro
5Terrance West
GLB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Kamar Aiken
3Jeremy Butler
4Michael Campanaro
5Keenan Reynolds
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
3Chris Moore
4Chris Matthews
5Daniel Brown
WR31Kamar Aiken
TE1Ben Watson
2Crockett Gillmore
3Maxx Williams
4Dennis Pitta
5Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2James Hurst
3Stephane Nembot
LG1John Urschel
2Ryan Jensen
3Alex Lewis
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Matt Skura
3Anthony Fabiano
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Vlad Ducasse
3Jarell Broxton
RT1Rick Wagner
2Blaine Clausell
3De'Ondre Wesley
K1Justin Tucker
2Wil Lutz