In a surprising move, the Ravens reportedly hosted former tight end Crockett Gillmore for a workout.
Here's today's tryout list ...— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 4, 2020
• OT Cordy Glenn in with the Eagles.
• QB Jake Rudock in with the Dolphins. pic.twitter.com/0OszADcYDB
Gillmore was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He showed promise early in his career; he started 10 games in 2015 recording 33 receptions for 412 yards and four touchdowns. Unfortunately, his injury struggles ultimately held him back. In 2016, he played in only seven games due to a thigh injury. He then missed the entire 2017 season after suffering a MCL injury in training camp. It should be noted that Gillmore attempted to transition to the offensive line in 2018, but he is listed as a tight end in the report.
Gillmore’s tryout could be a sign that the Ravens are still exploring their options for the third tight end spot on the depth chart. Charles Scarff, Eli Wolf, and Jerell Adams are currently competing for the spot. Right now, Adams appears to be the favorite; Scarff was reportedly informed that he was cut until Wolf suffered a knee injury.
Ravens informed TE Charles Scarff this am that he would be cut. But rookie TE Eli Wolf tweaked a leg muscle in today's practice, so team held off on cutting Scarff. Either way, if Ravens keep 3 "true" TEs and don't make outside addition, it seems clear that Jerell Adams is guy.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 31, 2020
They have also explored using Pat Ricard as their third tight end.
Ravens also could expand Pro Bowl FB Patrick Ricard's responsibilities and use him at times in third TE role. That would allow them to keep just Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle and use the roster spot they had earmarked for 3rd TE elsewhere. https://t.co/nWNOltJ0MV— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 31, 2020
Gillmore seems like a long shot to sign a deal, but if the front office is not confident in Adams, Wolf, or Scarff, a potential Gillmore return is not out of the question.