Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that he expects Boyle (knee) to be ready for training camp this summer, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Boyle suffered a season-ending knee injury Week 10, sustaining damage to his MCL, PCL and hamstring. He avoided an ACL tear, so his rehab process should be wrapped up before the Ravens take the field for Week 1 of 2021. Boyle caught just 14 passes in nine 2020 appearances, but he averaged 42.2 snaps per game and tied for the 10th-best run-blocking grade out of 71 qualified tight ends, per Pro Football Focus. Boyle has one season remaining on a three-year, $18 million contract, and he's scheduled for a non-guaranteed $5.5 million base salary in 2021.
Boyle is dealing with injuries to his MCL, PCL and hamstring, leading to his placement on season-ending injured reserve, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Boyle avoided any damage to his ACL, but the rest of his knee suffered severe damage. The Ravens believe the 27-year-old will bounce back, but they haven't indicated whether they're confident he'll be ready for the 2021 season. Luke Willson and/or Sean Culkin likely will be promoted from the practice squad to take over Boyle's blocking role.
The Ravens placed Boyle (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports.
This move was inevitable after coach John Harbaugh ruled Boyle out for the year following Sunday's loss to the Patriots. The nature of his injury hasn't been revealed. Mark Andrews is the only remaining tight end on the active roster, so the Ravens signed Luke Willson to the practice squad to join Xavier Grimble and Sean Culkin as potential replacements moving forward.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Patriots that Boyle will will miss the rest of the season with the left knee injury he suffered in the third quarter of the contest.
Boyle was carted off after taking a hard hit to his leg, and the injury unfortunately turned out to be significant. Baltimore will likely look to bring in another blocking-minded tight end to replace Boyle, as Mark Andrews is the only healthy option at the position on the roster.
Boyle (knee) was carted off to the locker room Sunday against the Patriots, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
Boyle took a helmet near the knee area after catching a short pass and immediately crumpled to the turf. Considering the cart was brought out for the tight end immediately, Boyle will almost certainly be out for the rest of the game and likely beyond. Boyle had one catch for four yards before exiting.
Boyle caught all three of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Eagles.
Boyle is now up to two touchdowns on the season, matching his total from 2019. He played 56 snaps, good for 77 percent of the team's total offensive plays and his highest percentage since Week 2 against the Texans. Boyle is a minor red-zone weapon for the Ravens, but weeks where he outproduces Mark Andrews will remain few and far between. He'll be on a bye this week before returning to action Week 8 against the Steelers.
Boyle caught one of two targets for a two-yard gain Sunday in the Ravens' 27-3 win over the Bengals.
Boyle played his largest offensive snap share of the season (62 percent), but it didn't translate to any increased involvement in the passing game. His elevated usage was a result of the Ravens wanting to limit the wear and tear on top tight end Mark Andrews, who was questionable heading into the contest with a thigh injury. Assuming the Ravens' Week 6 game against the Eagles proves more competitive, Andrews should take on a higher share of the snaps, resulting in lighter use for Boyle.
Boyle (thigh) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Boyle was able to progress from nonparticipation in Wednesday's practice to full practice Friday. Now that the veteran out of Delaware is officially healthy, he'll assume his usual role as Baltimore's second tight end for Week 5.
Boyle (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
The 27-year-old was a non-participant to begin the week but was able to progress to full participation for Friday's practice. Boyle seems likely to play his usual role as Baltimore's secondary tight end Sunday barring a setback.
Boyle did not practice Wednesday due to a thigh injury, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Boyle played his usual offensive role (67 percent of snaps) during Sunday's win over Washington, during which he caught his only chance for nine yards. He'll have two more chances to resume practicing before the Ravens tag him with an injury designation for Week 5.
Boyle caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown Monday against the Chiefs.
Boyle played a season-low 46 percent of the snaps -- 26 snaps overall --with Baltimore in catch-up mode for much of Monday's contest. His usage in the passing game was minimal, too, but he made the most of it with an impressive grab in the back of the end zone to pull Baltimore within a touchdown. Boyle's snap share should get back to normal against Washington, but his target share figures to remain low.
Boyle corralled two of three targets for three receiving yards during Sunday's 38-6 win against the Browns.
The veteran tight end served as a check-down option for his MVP quarterback on a couple of occasions in the season opener, but run-blocking and pass-blocking remain his primary roles within Baltimore's offense. Boyle had two performances during 2019 in which he eclipsed 55 receiving yards, but otherwise, he averaged fewer than 15 yards per contest. Week 2 presents a promising matchup for Ravens' tight ends, as the Texans allowed the seventh-most receiving yards to the position last year, as well as 50 yards and a touchdown to Kansas City's Travis Kelce during the season opener.
Boyle was held without a catch on two targets in the Ravens' loss to the Titans in the AFC divisional round.
The tight end played just 26 snaps, which amounted to 27 percent of the team total as he was hampered by an apparent lower leg injury suffered during the contest. Boyle's lack of availability left Baltimore without its key edge sealer in the run game, which took some out of the punch out of that facet of its offense. Boyle is under contract for two more seasons and will enter 2020 coming off his most productive season as a pro, catching 31 of 43 targets for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Mark Andrews will still be the primary pass-catcher among the tight ends, though, and there's a chance that Hayden Hurst takes another step forward in his development as well, further limiting Boyle to a blocking role.
Boyle caught one of two targets for a six-yard gain during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Steelers.
Though it's hard to put much stock in this performance while so many key Ravens contributors were being rested, Sunday marked the fourth time in his past five games that Boyle was held to 10 or fewer yards. Despite the team's offensive dominance this year, Boyle's role in the passing game has declined compared to a handful of nice games he had in the middle of the season. Following their bye, the Ravens will take on the Texans, Bills or Titans in the divisional round. Boyle caught a combined four of six targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in two games against Houston and Buffalo this season.
Boyle caught three of his four targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 31-15 win over the Browns.
Boyle hadn't seen that many catches or targets since Week 10. He may get more chances if the Ravens elect to rest Mark Andrews in Week 17.
Boyle caught two of three targets for 10 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills.
The fifth-year tight end caught the second touchdown of his career Sunday and has already surpassed his previous career high for receiving yards in a season with 291. Boyle is fourth on the team in target share at 10.5 percent, but with Hayden Hurst coming on strong of late, there could be increased competition for targets down the stretch.
Boyle (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Boyle wasn't present Wednesday for the Ravens' first practice of Week 14 after falling ill, but his return to work one day later in full capacity sets him up to play Sunday in Buffalo. The tight end will provide most of his value as a blocker, but he's been a reliable dump-off target for Lamar Jackson when needed. Boyle has drawn a target in all 12 of the Ravens' games, making 25 catches for 281 yards and a touchdown.
Boyle (illness) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice.
Boyle plays a key role in Baltimore's tight-end rotation behind top option Mark Andrews, though the 26-year-old typically makes his biggest impact as a blocker. The undisclosed ailment is preventing him from practicing to start the week, but Boyle will have two more chances to increase his activity ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Bills.
Boyle caught one of his two targets for four yards during Sunday's 20-17 win over the 49ers.
Boyle has now been held to a single catch in back-to-back games. He had a nice little stretch in Weeks 9 and 10 during which he totaled nine catches for 105 yard and a touchdown, but he has just 31 yards in his three games since. How he'll perform in any given week is hard to predict given Baltimore's reliance on the run and a roster loaded with talented tight ends, and the risk almost certainly isn't worth the reward. Next up is a matchup against the Bills, the best defense in the league against tight ends this season.
Boyle (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game versus San Francisco.
The 26-year-old finished the week as a full practice participant and was expected to play, so the fact he's suiting up comes as little surprise. Boyle should serve in his usual role as the Ravens' secondary tight end behind Mark Andrews.
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