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Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore's season could be over

Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore's season could be over
Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (80) is tackled by Cleveland Browns linebacker Craig Robertson (53). (Ron Schwane / Associated Press)

Second-year tight end Crockett Gillmore has been one of the few bright spots for the Ravens, but his breakout season is most likely over.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged today that Gillmore's back hasn't responded well and he won't play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he "potentially" could be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

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"It's not working out," Harbaugh said. "His back flared up again. He also has the [sore] shoulder. It's not looking good for Crockett right now."

In his first year as a starter, Gillmore has 33 catches for 412 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. He missed two October games with a calf injury and he hurt his back in the Dec. 6 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

"Maybe he'll come back tomorrow and I'll hear, 'Crockett is feeling great and he'll be out there Sunday,' " Harbaugh said. "I'm just being more honest than I usually am probably. Maybe I'm as frustrated as everybody, I guess. I'm sure [Chiefs coach Andy Reid] is appreciative of that."

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