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Crockett Gillmore, Maurice Canady Have Cartilage Tears


Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore and cornerback Maurice Canady both have cartilage tears, Head Coach John Harbaugh told reporters Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium's open practice.

Both players will get re-examined tomorrow to determine the exact severity.

"They have cartilage tears that are not season-ending usually," Harbaugh said. "But they're going in and getting opinions on Monday, so we'll find out for sure."

Gillmore limped off the field in Friday's practice with what looked to be a leg/knee injury and has not returned since. The nature of Canady's injury is unknown.

The Ravens signed veteran tight end Larry Donnell Sunday afternoon to bolster their thin tight end corps with Gillmore injured. Donnell practiced with the team just hours later.

The team's other tight ends are Benjamin Watson, who is coming back from Achilles surgery, Nick Boyle, Maxx Williams and Ryan Malleck.

Losing Canady for an extended period of time would be a tough blow to the secondary. The Ravens already lost starting nickel cornerback Tavon Young to a season-ending ACL injury, and Canady was the leading candidate to take Young's spot.

Canady's strong offseason, which he continued at the start of training camp, gave hope that the Ravens could absorb Young's loss.

The Ravens' top three cornerbacks are Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr and first-round pick Marlon Humphrey, who has shined thus far, but Baltimore wants to keep all three on the outside. The other candidates to play in the slot are veterans Lardarius Webb and Brandon Boykin.

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