Dixon out for season
A few hours after the Baltimore Ravens officially announced the signing of running back Bobby Rainey on Wednesday, Coach John Harbaugh confirmed that running back Kenneth Dixon (Strong) will sit out the entire 2017 season because of a torn meniscus in his left knee. Harbaugh announced that the injury was a full tear and that the 5-foot-10, 212-pound Dixon suffered the injury while working out recently with strength and conditioning coaches from Louisiana Tech, where he played for four years. Dixon, who has injured that left knee three times since he was selected in the fourth round of last year’s NFL draft, joins tight end Dennis Pitta (third hip fracture) and cornerback Tavon Young (torn left ACL) as key players to suffer season-ending injuries. Tight end Darren Waller will serve a yearlong suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse rules. Dixon, 23, rushed for 382 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last fall and caught 1 touchdown pass. He could serve a four-game suspension to start the regular season after he violated the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs if the team places him on injured reserve before the start of the regular season.