Baltimore Ravens tight end Nick Boyle is getting a third chance with the team to make things right. That’s right, this is Boyle’s third chance after being suspended by the NFL on two separate occasions in less than a year.
In 2015, Boyle was suspended for the final four games of the regular season for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy. Then, in February of 2016, Boyle gets suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 regular season again for the same reason.
The Ravens are not the type of team to give third chances especially to a second year player who has shown little overall on the field let alone fifth round draft pick. However, Boyle is a talented tight end and he is capable blocker that the Ravens desperately need at this point. Boyle is thankful for the opportunity that the Ravens are giving him and he wants to take full advantage of it as he discussed via BaltimoreRavens.com.
Boyle can certainly put his suspensions behind him now and focus on the field because he showed potential before he left early in 2015. Pro Football Focus ranked Boyle as the best rookie tight end in 2015 along with fellow teammate Maxx Williams who ranked second on the list.
Boyle’s return couldn’t have come at a better time as the Ravens offense, which has struggled with consistency all year needs another weapon to get things going in the final six games of the regular season.