According to reports, Crockett Gillmore has been waived by the Baltimore Ravens:
According to reports, the Baltimore Ravens have waived Crockett Gillmore. Gillmore was out for the year and the Ravens needed to make room for Austin Howard, who they inked to a deal earlier today.
Before his injury, there was hope that Gillmore would have a breakout season. He has always had incredible potential. We’re talking about a 6’6″ tight end with all the traits needed to be a star. When Gillmore went down, it kind of made this move inevitable. Gillmore was going to be a free agent after the season anyway.
Gillmore showed some really incredible flashes with the Ravens. His most memorable game was probably against the Oakland Raiders in 2015. In that game he had five receptions for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Later that season he had five receptions and 101 yards against the St. Louis Rams. In the 2014 playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gillmore had a 21 yard touchdown reception.
Injuries prevented him from becoming a star. He ends his time with the Ravens with 51 receptions, 604 yards and six touchdowns. Gillmore was a ferocious blocker and when he had the ball he made things happen. If injuries weren’t a reoccurring theme for him, he could have done some special things. This tweet from Bo Smolka of PressBox kind of sums up his career in a nutshell:
Baltimore added to the offensive line with the addition of Howard. This was a move that absolutely needed to happen. For now Gillmore’s time with the purple and black is over. It is not unimaginable that the Ravens could sign Gillmore after the season. The Ravens may however released Gillmore knowing they could never trust him to stave off injury for too long.
The Bottom Line:
Gillmore wasn’t a factor for this season so this move doesn’t make an impact on the 2017 Ravens. It’s also worth noting that the Ravens have a plethora of talent at the tight end position. Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams still have a lot of potential and a lot of youth.
Gillmore was a player that was easy to root for. He was always a great teammate and a hard worker. While Baltimore Ravens fans will always be Crockett Gillmore fans, they may never see him wear the purple and black again. Much like Michael Campanaro, Gillmore has an unbelievable amount of talent with an unbelievable amount of bad luck.