Ravens promote tight end Supernaw to active roster


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens promoted tight end Phillip Supernaw to the 53-man roster Friday after he rejoined the organization earlier this week.
With rookie Crockett Gillmore missing practices on Thursday and Friday due to a back injury, it’s possible that Supernaw will serve as the No. 2 tight end behind veteran Owen Daniels as the Ravens face a critical road test against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
The 24-year-old has spent most of the season bouncing back and forth between the active roster and the practice squad, but Supernaw spent the last few weeks as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Appearing in two games and catching one pass for three yards, Supernaw was waived by Kansas City earlier this week before the Ravens re-signed him to the practice squad.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to bring him back,” head coach John Harbaugh said on Wednesday. “We’re a little thin at tight end with just the two tight ends on the active roster, so that really helps us to have him back.”
Supernaw spent two other stints on the Ravens’ 53-man roster earlier this season, appearing in three games and making one catch for minus-2 yards in the Week 9 loss at Pittsburgh.
The 6-foot-5, 248-pound tight end from Ouachita Baptist spent the entire preseason with the Ravens and is familiar with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak dating back to their days together in Houston.