Ravens Sign TE Gavin Escobar, Release G Tony Bergstrom

The Baltimore Ravens announced that they’ve signed TE Gavin Escobar to a contract on Monday and released G Tony Bergstrom.

Baltimore actually brought in Escobar for a workout last week, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition.

Escobar, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract with the Cowboys and was testing the open market for the first time in his career when he signed a one-year. $885,000 contract that included $80,000 guaranteed with the Chiefs this offseason.

Unfortunately, Kansas City elected to Escobar loose coming out of the preseason.

In 2016, Escobar appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught four passes for 30 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Bergstrom, 31, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with the Raiders before signing a two-year, $5.75 million deal that included $1.5 million guaranteed with the Texans back in March of last year.

Bergstrom was set to make a base salary of $1.25 million for the 2017 season when the Texans released him in a move that freed up $2,875,000 of available cap space. The Cardinals later signed him to a one-year contract this past May before trading him to the Ravens for a conditional seventh-round pick coming out of the preseason.

The Ravens have had Bergstrom on and off of their active roster this season.

In 2017, Bergstrom has appeared in four games for the Ravens.

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