With only a single healthy tight end on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, the Baltimore Ravens relied on rookie tight end Nick Boyle to lead the charge. Fellow rookie tight end Maxx Williams was on the inactives list due to a concussion and starting tight end Crockett Gillmore injured his back during the game and would miss a majority of the action.
Now, it looks like the once deepest position on the Ravens roster has suddenly become it's weakest. Word came down today that Nick Boyle has been suspended for the final four games of the regular season due to violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. From an NFL spokesperson:
Nick Boyle of the Baltimore Ravens has been suspended without pay for the team’s final four games of the regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Boyle’s suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Ravens’ active roster on Monday, January 4 following the team’s January 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
This season, Boyle has caught 18 passes for 153 yards, but has yet to score his first touchdown as a pro. With Williams and Gillmore potentially out, the Ravens will likely need to sign additional tight ends to their roster to fill the void.
We'll post more information as we have it.