Ravens' FA notes

OWINGS MILLS -- Blocking tight end John Gilmore has rejoined the Chicago Bears with a two-year, $2 million contract that includes $550,000 in guaranteed money, according to an NFL source. Gilmore visited the Oakland Raiders and had spoken with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens are still talking with tight end Darnell Dinkins, who took a two-day visit to the Cleveland Browns' training complex. The Ravens have kept in contact with Dinkins and still have an interest in possibly re-signing the special teams ace and reserve tight end.
 
Dinkins is a popular player in the locker room and the community who emerged as a solid pro in Baltimore after a stint with the semi-pro Pittsburgh Colts.
 
The Miami Dolphins have also inquired about the 6-foot-5, 255-pound veteran because they need a backup to Randy McMichael. The Raiders could develop into an option now that Gilmore, a former Penn State standout, has declined their pursuit to remain with Chicago, which included a playing time escalator clause in his contract.
 

In addition to being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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