Minutes after the Monday presser where head coach John Harbaugh said that the status of Crockett Gillmore "didn't look good," the second-year tight end was officially put on injured reserve.
Crockett [Gillmore] isn't looking good. I'm not optimistic about Crockett [Gillmore]. It could be an IR situation, ya know. Depends on if Ozzie [Newsome] can find someone to put on the 53 or not I guess.
TE Crockett Gillmore has been placed on season-ending IR and we have signed OLB Chris Carter.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 21, 2015
This makes 20 players on the injured reserve list this season and the third tight end to not finish the season on the active roster for Baltimore.
Despite being the deepest group at the beginning of the season, veteran tight end Dennis Pitta was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list due to his second hip injury and was unable to come off the list, ending his year and possibly career. Rookie tight end Nick Boyle would be suspended for the final four games of the season due to a failure of the league's performance enhancing supplements rule.
With Crockett Gillmore not being able to finish the season, the Ravens will greatly miss his 33 receptions, 412 yards and 4 touchdowns as he was a force in the redzone and for yards after the catch due to his size and strength. Hopefully the issues are minor and he is able to come back completely healthy for the 2016 season.