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 victory – Joe 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 competition – Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun
Do the Ravens regret cutting Jacoby Jones? – Ryan Jones, Russell Street Report
Ravens training camp stock report, week 2 – Curt Popejoy, Bleacher Report
Timmy Jernigan remains out on depleted Ravens defensive line – Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun
Former Raven Ray Rice says he took regular injections in 2013 – Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore
Ravens QB Joe Flacco gets Special Olympics medal from fan – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Principles, not positions: The Marc Trestman offense – Mike Long, Baltimore Sports Report