With four catches for 28 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Washington Redskins, Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore enjoyed his best outing since posting five receptions for 101 yards against the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 22, 2015.

But the performance was diminished somewhat for the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Gillmore by the final outcome.


"I feel like I played good," he said. "There are always some little things you've got to clean up, and we've been getting at that in practice all week. The biggest thing is winning regardless of how I played. I've had games where I've had the best games of my career that we lost. So it doesn't really matter. So whatever I can do to help the team win, that's what the whole room is trying to do – find a way to help the team win."

Gillmore played in a season-high 49 snaps against Washington, which might have been influenced by the loss of wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. to an ankle injury in the first quarter. But Gillmore said he felt just as involved in the offense Sunday as he has in previous games.

"It's the same stuff we've been doing," he said. "There were just certain situations where I was in there for whatever reason. Nothing's changed."

The team's upcoming game in New York carries a little more weight for Gillmore because childhood friend and Colorado State teammate Weston Richburg is the Giants' starting center. Richburg was a member of Gillmore's wedding party in July, and the two talk regularly, according to Gillmore.

"We always have something to say to each other," he said. "He's like a brother to me. He was in my wedding, and I've known him since I was 10 years old. We've been around each other a long time. We obviously lived together in college. Just a very dear friend. Like I said, almost like a brother to me. So it'll be good to see him."

But Gillmore said he won't hesitate to do whatever he can to help the Ravens defeat Richburg's Giants squad.

"Even my best friends growing up, I told them, 'I'm here to take your job. I don't really care about your feelings or anything else. I'm here to win,'" Gillmore said. "Even if we were on the same team and playing the same position -- I played with my brother [Austin at Colorado State], and we both played tight end -- regardless, I'm here to win and I'm here to play."

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