The Ravens met with free agent tight end Will Tye this week, according to veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer (Twitter link).
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Tye, 25, was a serviceable tight end for the Giants from 2015-16, as he averaged 45 receptions, 430 yards, and two touchdowns per year during that span. Big Blue waived him during final roster cutdowns, however, and he went crosstown to the Jets. Tye didn’t last long with Gang Green, though, as the Jets cut him last week. Although he’s only been a free agent for one week, Tye has already drawn interest, as he met with the Chiefs on Friday.
Baltimore currently has four tight ends on its roster: Ben Watson, Nick Boyle, Maxx Williams, and wide receiver convert Vince Mayle. Watson and Boyle have played the majority of the offensive snaps for the Ravens, while Watson has been the club’s primary receiving threat with 18 receptions for 148 yards and one touchdown.
Both Watson and Williams have been affected by injury issues lately, which could explain Tye’s visit to Baltimore. The 36-year-old Watson didn’t practice early last week while he dealt with a calf ailment, but ultimately played in the Ravens’ contest against the Raiders. Williams, meanwhile, has been sidelined for Baltimore’s past two games with a ankle injury.
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