Gillmore (shoulder/back) was on the field for OTAs last week and should be ready for the start of training camp, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Reports on Gillmore's health have been all over the place this offseason, as it was initially reported he might need two or three surgeries, with his back and both of his shoulders problematic. The flame was fueled when the Ravens signed Ben Watson, a capable in-line blocker who also caught a career-high 74 passes for the Saints last season. As it turns out, Gillmore only needed surgery on one of his shoulders, setting him up for a return at the beginning of camp. Though looking better than expected from a health standpoint, Gillmore is unlikely to regain the bit of fantasy utility he carved out last season, as he'll now have to compete with Watson, 2015 second-rounder Maxx Williams and (possibly) Dennis Pitta (hip) for snaps at tight end. The Ravens also added depth at running back and wide receiver, albeit with no clear top target among the bunch.
Crockett Gillmore (shoulder/back) only needs surgery on one shoulder and could be ready for OTAs, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Previously expected to have multiple procedures this offseason, Gillmore apparently needs just the one surgery. Baltimore's recent signing of Ben Watson led to speculation that the team wasn't counting on having Gillmore available in 2016, but it now seems that isn't the case. Despite mostly playing well as a starter in 2015, Gillmore will likely have a part-time role during the upcoming season, as both Watson and 2015 second-round selection Maxx Williams figure to be involved in the passing game.
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Crockett Gillmore (shoulder/back) is expected to play in 2016. ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
Gillmore needs surgery on both of his shoulders, leaving him uncertain for the start of the 2016 season. The Ravens may be expressing optimism publicly, but the decision to sign Ben Watson indicates that there's significant concern regarding Gillmore's ability to contribute in 2016. The Ravens also have 21-year-old Maxx Williams, who was the first tight end selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, going at 55th overall.
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Crockett Gillmore (back/shoulder) will have some surgeries done this offseason, the Ravens' official website reports. "[Gillmore]'s going to have some surgeries done," Newsome said. "Hopefully he'll be ready to go when training camp comes around, but that determination will be made by our doctors and our trainers."
Gillmore was banged up for much of the 2015 season, eventually landing on IR after Week 15. When healthy, he started every game and was one of the Ravens' better receiving threats, posting a 33-412-4 line on 46 targets in 10 appearances, with a 29-385-4 line in the eight games that both he and Joe Flacco played. Gillmore is also a solid blocker, but his absence from the offseason program (and possibly training camp) will allow 2015 second-round draft pick Maxx Williams to get more run with the first-team offense. Though mostly unimpressive in 2015, Williams is a strong candidate to make a leap in his second season, as tight end is a notoriously difficult position for rookies and he doesn't turn 22 until April.
Crockett Gillmore (back) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houst on Chronicle reports.
In what was been a lost season in Baltimore for some time, Gillmore will join 19 other Baltimore Ravens already on IR. Although his second professional campaign is over, he impressed at times, hauling in 33 of 47 targets for 412 yards and four touchdowns. Expect him to compete with 2015 first-round pick Maxx Williams for the top TE gig next year.
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