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Ravens rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore has solid starting debut in loss

Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals defenders during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium.
Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals defenders during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber / USA Today Sports)

Rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore delivered a solid performance in his starting debut Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with veteran tight end Owen Daniels sidelined after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

In a 27-24 loss at Paul Brown Stadium, Gillmore played a career-high 51 snaps on offense and an additional 10 snaps on special teams. He caught two passes for 23 yards on a pair of targets.

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If Daniels is out for a number of weeks, Gillmore appears capable of filling in for him.

"Crockett did a good job, made a lot of catches, made some really good blocks," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday during his weekly press conference. "He has a lot of potential as a player. He's big, he's physical, moves his feet well.

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"I thought he did a great job of finding open spaces in zone coverage, caught the ball, got upfield, got an extra yard or two to get the first down. He did a good job with the communication, didn't have any assignment errors, which is really big for a rookie. Played hard, physical, tenacious."

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