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.
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.
"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."