With tight end Crockett Gillmore not practicing on Thursday, the Ravens upgraded tight end Phillip Supernaw to the 53 man roster. While Gillmore could still be ready in time to play against the Miami Dolphins, Supernaw's addition to the active roster this late in the week certainly indicates that he might not be able to suit up and the Ravens would like to have the insurance in place.
Supernaw takes the roster spot of recently suspended defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. Supernaw spent the last three weeks in Kansas City as the Chiefs signed him to their active roster, but he was released this week and re-signed to the Ravens' practice squad on Wednesday.
Crockett Gillmore is currently facing a back injury that has limited him this week in practice. If Gillmore is a scratch this week in Miami, the Ravens would look to start Owen Daniels and Supernaw as their only two tight ends. Supernaw would take Gillmore's position, which is primarily as an extra blocker. The 6-foot-5, 248-pound tight end is no stranger to contact and should be able to handle himself well in that role. While not as gifted as Gillmore as a pass catcher, Supernaw has two receptions on the year with the Ravens and could assist in that way as well if needed.