With Crockett Gillmore injuring his leg earlier this week, the Ravens have lost another tight end for at least the near future. The timetable for Gillmore’s injury will be known after he undergoes surgery tomorrow. In the meantime the Ravens went out and signed veteran tight end, Larry Donnell.
Donnell was an undrafted free agent in 2011 and had to work his way to the Giants active roster in 2013. Since then, Donnell has been an effective role player for New York, accumulating 969 yards and nine touchdowns over the past four years of his career.
A bulk of these numbers came during the 2014 season when the 28-year-old tight end started 12 games for the Giants. Donnell racked up 623 yards and six touchdowns that season.
The former Giant will have a chance to get back to that level of play this season as the Ravens are in desperate need of healthy tight ends. Ben Watson and Maxx Williams are still considered the top two options at the position but are both coming off of major injuries.
To make room for Donnell the Ravens waived undrafted rookie wide receiver, Tim Patrick.
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