Perhaps the most surprising update is that Crockett Gillmore could miss much of the offseason training program. Gillmore was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 21 after suffering a back injury a couple weeks earlier. He was also dealing with a shoulder injury.
“He’s having to have some surgeries done,” Newsome said. “Hopefully he’ll be ready to go when training camp comes around, but that determination will be made by our doctors and our trainers.”
“Crockett has played very well for us. I think him getting injured at the latter part of the season really hurt us,” Newsome said. “I expect Maxx Williams to make the jump most players do in their second year.”
The fact that, at this point in the offseason, Gillmore is still undergoing surgeries on his back and/or shoulder is worrisome. Williams will be an interesting late-round tight end if Gillmore is still trying to get healthy in August.