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Baltimore Ravens put TE Maxx Williams on IR

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Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams will go on injured reserve which will end his 2016 season as he is dealing with a knee injury that he re-injured in week 4 against the Oakland Raiders. The injury is serious enough to require surgery as head coach John Harbaugh discussed via BaltimoreRavens.com.

“It’s the same thing he’s had,” Harbaugh noted. “It’s a cartilage issue that he has in there. It’s not something that can be fixed until it’s fixed...The doctors have to tell us what the best course of action is going forward. He can still play. Is it the best thing for him and all of that? We’ll have to figure that out.”

It remains to be seen who will replace Williams on the 53 man roster, but as Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com noted, it could be tight end/wide receiver Darren Waller as a replacement. The only two proven tight ends the Ravens have on the roster at the moment are Dennis Pitta and Crockett Gillmore. Veteran tight end Ben Watson tore his Achilles in week 1 of the 2016 preseason.