The Ravens look to shore up their tight end position as Dennis Pitta's career hangs in the balance of a devastating hip dislocation that took place last week. Mallek was formerly with the Steelers during the offseason but was cut a couple weeks ago. The 23-year-old missed the entirety of last season due to a neck injury which is definitely something to keep an eye on as he competes in OTAs and training camp.
Malleck (neck) was waived by the Steelers on Tuesday, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter announced.
Malleck suffered a neck injury during training camp with the Giants prior to the 2016 season, eventually landing on IR before being released with an injury settlement. He was then picked up by the Steelers in February, but isn't in the long term plans and has now been released. The fact that he's been released prior to training camp doesn't bode well for his chances of making a final roster, but Malleck will now hope for an opportunity elsewhere as a depth option at tight end.
Malleck spent training camp with the Giants in 2016 before suffering a neck injury and being released just prior to the start of the regular season. He'll have an opportunity to compete for a depth role as a tight end and special teams player in Pittsburgh in 2017.
|7||10/22/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|