The Ravens have added former New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell and released undrafted free agent wide receiver Tim Patrick according to the team's official Twitter account.
We have signed TE Larry Donnell and waived WR Tim Patrick.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 30, 2017
Donnell will add depth to a tight end position that has struggled with injuries this summer. It was reported last night that Gillmore had suffered a significant knee injury. The team has not yet commented on the severity of the injury, but the signing of Donnell is a sign that Gillmore's injury may in fact be serious, and something that could keep him out for a sizeable period.
Donnell has started just 27 games in four seasons for the Giants. He has 969 career receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Donnell was often injured during his tenure with the Giants, and eventually was overtaken by Will Tye for the starting job. Donnell will not be expected to start in Baltimore, but he will provide much needed depth if Gillmore is to miss a large sum of time.
The Ravens signed Tim Patrick in the hours following the conclusion of the 2017 NFL draft. Patrick was a productive receiver during his career at Utah, most notably having a big game against top 20 overall pick Adoree' Jackson. The biggest asset he brought to the Ravens was his incredible size: standing at 6'4". Patrick was unlikely to make the final roster however.
Contract details for Donnell have not yet been released, check back to Baltimore Beatdown for those details when they come out.