Baltimore Ravens sign tight end Gavin Escobar

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 20: Gavin Escobar
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 20: Gavin Escobar /

In the midst of struggles, the Baltimore Ravens have made a pair of moves on the offensive side of the ball

The Baltimore Ravens made two roster moves today, signing tight end Gavin Escobar and releasing offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom for the second time.

I’m not sure what the Ravens are doing with Tony Bergstrom at this point. He came in for Marshal Yanda in Week 2 and has since been demoted on the depth chart. He’s been released, re-signed, and released again now. The Ravens needed depth on the offensive line, but also needed help at the tight end position, so these moves make sense. It’s possible that Bergstrom could come back yet again. The signing of Escobar means that tight Maxx Williams could be placed on injured reserve. This would open a spot back up on the roster for Bergstrom once again.

This is a solid move in my opinion.

Gavin Escobar is a former second-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys. From what I’ve gathered from Cowboys fans on social media, he seems to be a solid player who’s been hindered by injuries. It’s similar to the Ravens’ own tight ends Crockett Gilmore and Williams, third and second-round picks respectively. Escobar is a red zone threat, which is something the Ravens definitely lack right now. His main drawback seems to be his blocking skills but at this point, the Ravens need more receiving weapons than blockers.

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Hopefully Escobar can provide some immediate help for Joe Flacco. Flacco loves to throw to tight ends, but outside of Benjamin Watson, he hasn’t had any reliable options this year. Joe needs any help he can get at this point of the season. With a bye week only two weeks away, Escobar should have plenty of time to get acquainted with the offense. Let’s hope he can provide some much needed help.