The Ravens signed Culkin to the practice squad Tuesday, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports. The Ravens have just two tight ends on the active roster -- Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle. They placed TE Xavier Grimble (undisclosed) on the practice squad injury list Tuesday, so Culkin will fill Grimble's place for the time being.
Culkin (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Culkin has already been ruled out for the season, so this is simply a formality. The 25-year-old tight end will look to recover in time for the 2020 season. Virgil Green (groin), Lance Kendricks and Stephen Anderson are the will carry the load until Hunter Henry (knee) is ready to return.
Culkin suffered a torn Achilles during Sunday's win over the Dolphins and is done for the season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. The injury woes continue for the Chargers, as Hunter Henry (knee) is in the middle of a lengthy recovery and Virgil Green (groin) was inactive for Week 4's contest. At the time of this report, Lance Kendricks is the only healthy tight end. Expect the team to bring another player aboard before Week 5's game versus the Steelers.
Culkin suffered an ankle injury and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins. It's unclear how Culkin suffered the injury, but it's serious enough to force him to miss game time. This was a great opptunity for Culkin, especially considering Hunter Henry (knee) and Virgil Green (groin) were both inactive for the game. With Culkin sidelined, Lance Kendricks is the only healthy tight end on the roster for the Chargers.
Culkin is expected to serve as the Chargers' starting tight end Sunday against the Dolphins, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports. With Hunter Henry (knee) and Virgil Green (groin) both inactive for Week 4, Culkin and Lance Kendricks will be the lone healthy tight ends at the Chargers' disposal. Culkin worked ahead of Kendricks in pregame warmups, so he presumably stands to benefit from the larger share of snaps of the two. After Green's early departure in the Week 3 loss to the Texans, Culkin played a season-high 44 snaps but was targeted just once by Philip Rivers. Expect Culkin to mostly fill a blocking role whenever he's on the field Sunday.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/15||@New England Patriots||7||5.00|
|16||12/27||New York Giants||9||5.43|
|3 Year Avg||1||1||12||0||1||12.00||1|