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Baltimore Ravens hopeful tight end Crockett Gillmore will be ready by training camp

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore was sent to injured reserve in late December during the 2015 season due to a back injury, but right now he is also dealing with shoulder injuries as well. Despite Gillmore's situation with multiple injuries, the Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is hopeful that Gillmore will be ready during 2016 training camp as he discussed via BaltimoreRavens.com.

"He's having to have some surgeries done," Newsome noted. "Hopefully he'll be ready to go when training camp comes around, but that determination will be made by our doctors and our trainers...Crockett has played very well for us. I think him getting injured at the latter part of the season really hurt us," Newsome continued. "I expect Maxx Williams to make the jump most players do in their second year."

With Gillmore's injury, this puts more pressure on Ravens tight end Maxx Williams to produce in the offseason as Ozzie alluded to above. The Ravens are not at a good place right now at the tight end position despite the luxury of talent in that area. Dennis Pitta's career is in question with his hip injuries, Nick Boyle can't seem to avoid getting suspended by the NFL for PED's and Gillmore is recovering from his own injuries.

For a position that was once thought as the least of the Ravens worries, has become arguably the biggest concern on the offensive side of the ball for Baltimore.