Gillmore has cleared waivers and was placed on IR, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Gillmore wasn't expected to be a major contributor coming into this season anyhow, but after landing on IR, it appears his season may be over before it started. The Ravens will likely rely on the likes of Ben Watson and Maxx Williams at tight end this year.
Gillmore (knee) was waived/injured by the Ravens on Friday.
Gillmore suffered a season-ending meniscus injury last Friday, which followed a 2016 campaign in which he played just seven games due to injury. In the wake of multiple offseason shoulder operations to boot, Gillmore has now been waived to clear a roster spot for the Ravens. A third-round pick in 2014, Gillmore was entering the final season of his contract with Baltimore.
Gillmore (knee) had his MCL repaired and is expected to miss the entire 2017 season.
Already scheduled for meniscus surgery Monday, the 25-year-old Gillmore ended up needing a more serious procedure that likely will keep him out for the year. Coming off an injury-marred 2016 season in which he only played seven games and ultimately needed shoulder surgery, Gillmore previously was in line to compete with Ben Watson, Maxx Williams (knee) and Nick Boyle for the starting tight end job. Watson is an early favorite, but the competition seems to be wide open.
Gilmore (knee) is expected to undergo surgery Monday to repair his meniscus and remains without a timetable for a return, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
The Ravens still haven't shed much light on how long Gilmore will be sidelined, but considering he'll be undergoing surgery, it seems unlikely he'll be ready to go by the start of the regular season. After losing both Dennis Pitta (hip) and Darren Waller (suspension) for the season, that leaves Baltimore a little thin at the position. The opted to sign free agent Larry Donnell Sunday to help make up for the lack of bodies, and he's slated to battle the likes of Ben Watson, Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle for reps. That said, Watson remains the favorite for the time being.
Gillmore is dealing with a potentially serious knee injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Baltimore entered the offseason with impressive depth at tight end, but the team lost Dennis Pitta (hip) and Darren Waller (suspension) before training camp, leaving Gillmore to compete with Ben Watson, Maxx Williams (knee) and Nick Boyle for snaps. Gillmore has struggled to stay healthy since serving as Baltimore's top tight end for much of the 2015 season, playing in only seven of the team's last 20 games. He may be in danger of a long-term absence, and at the very least he'll fall behind in the position battle. Watson is an early favorite for the Week 1 starting gig, even though he's 36 years old and missed all of last season after tearing an Achilles in the preseason.
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