Crockett Gillmore dominating Ravens tight end competition


Jul 30, 2015; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (80) blocks tight end Allen Reisner (85) during day one of training camp at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

When the Baltimore Ravens watched last year’s starter at tight end, Owen Daniels, walk in free agency, everyone knew they were going to attack the position via the draft.

And they did so in a big way, taking not only the top TE in the draft, Maxx Williams in the second round, but they spent a fifth rounder on Nick Boyle as well.

Everyone forgot about 2014 third round pick Crockett Gillmore, or just assumed that he was going to play the blocking complement to the pass catching Williams.  But Williams has so far struggled to pick up the offense while Gillmore has had a very strong training camp.

So it appears that the Ravens won’t miss Owen Daniels too much after all.  But will they miss former punt/kick returner Jacoby Jones?  With the injury prone Michael Campanaro and Asa Jackson competing for the job, they certainly might.

The other interesting news tidbit of the day comes from former Ravens running back Ray Rice, who had a surprisingly poor season in 2013.  NBC analyst Rodney Harrison spoke with Rice about that season, and Rice told him that he had to take regular injections for a tear in his hip flexor.

It’s an interesting development, and it makes you wonder if the injury is really to blame for Rice’s awful 3.1 yard per carry average in his last full NFL season.  Of course, he was playing behind a terrible offense line as well.

Hope you enjoy today’s links!

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the FanSided network

Ravens vs. Saints: Five keys to victoryJoe Serpico, The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the interwebs

Crockett Gillmore has dominated the Baltimore Ravens tight end competitionMike Preston, The Baltimore Sun

Do the Ravens regret cutting Jacoby Jones?Ryan Jones, Russell Street Report

Ravens training camp stock report, week 2Curt Popejoy, Bleacher Report

Timmy Jernigan remains out on depleted Ravens defensive lineJon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun

Former Raven Ray Rice says he took regular injections in 2013Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore

Ravens QB Joe Flacco gets Special Olympics medal from fanJamison Hensley, ESPN

Principles, not positions: The Marc Trestman offenseMike Long, Baltimore Sports Report

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