The first practice of Ravens training camp isn’t until Thursday, but there’s early positive news.
Quarterbacks and injured veterans reported Friday, and with it came the return of third-year tight end Maxx Williams to the field.
Williams had a rare knee surgery last year, which landed him on injured reserve on Oct. 7 after just four games. More than nine months later, Williams stepped back onto the field in his helmet and jersey for the first time Saturday.
It’s still early in his return, but Williams has a chance to emerge. The Ravens have a lot of uncertainty at tight end this year. Dennis Pitta was released after a third hip surgery and veteran Benjamin Watson is returning from a torn Achilles. Crockett Gillmore is trying to stay healthy after being plagued the past three years. Darren Waller has been suspended for the entire season. Nick Boyle is the only experienced tight end without a question mark.
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Nick Boyle has led Ravens tight ends with 10 targets over the first two games of the season, but he’s only gained a total of 66 yards on five receptions and seems unlikely to break out in any given week. The Broncos did allow 105 yards and a touchdown to rookie tight end Will Dissly in Week 1, but that was largely due to a 66-yard reception. Boyle should remain on waivers in all league formats.