At least temporarily parting ways by sending Gillmore to the waiver wire allows the Ravens to clear a roster spot for Austin Howard, the veteran offensive lineman who now joins the club on previously reported three-year deal.
If unclaimed on waivers, Gillmore would revert back to the Ravens’ injured reserve list.
The 25-year-old had entered training camp as one of the many tight ends competing for an increased role following the loss of Dennis Pitta to another hip injury and the eventual decision to retire. After suffering a knee injury last week, however, Gillmore will be forced to miss the entire 2017 season.
Gillmore has struggled to stay healthy since flashing his potential with 33 receptions for 412 yards and four touchdowns across just 10 games in 2015. Baltimore’s once-crowded tight end group will now be led by Benjamin Watson, Maxx Williams, and recent free-agent addition Larry Donnell.
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