Gillmore's season was largely wiped out due to injury for the second consecutive year in 2016. He suffered a thigh injury against the Jets in Week 7 and never took the field for the remainder of the season. Entering the season, Nick Boyle's suspension -- coupled with Ben Watson's Achilles injury -- opened a clearer path to playing time for Gillmore than many had expected, but he never became a major factor in the passing attack even when healthy as he never saw more than four targets in any game. Although Gillmore has shown flashes of potential in the past, his inability to stay on the field has driven his fantasy stock in the wrong direction. Furthermore, Baltimore has a very crowded tight end group entering 2017 with veterans Dennis Pitta and Watson both under contract in addition to the likes of Darren Waller and former second-round pick Maxx Williams. Gillmore is signed through 2017, but his future with the team is somewhat clouded due to the
After being inactive for seven consecutive games due to a thigh injury, it appears that Gillmore is healthy and fully participating in practice. He returned to practice in the lead-up to Week 15 before being listed as inactive, so he has been making progress for over a week at this point. If Gillmore does play Sunday against the Steelers, he could have a reduced role compared to what he had earlier in the season due to the ascensions of Darren Waller and Nick Boyle at tight end.
Gillmore (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt versus the Eagles, the team's official site reports.
Gillmore will thus miss a seventh consecutive game, leaving Dennis Pitta to handle the majority of tight end reps, with Darren Waller backing him up.
Gillmore hasn't played in the