He was telling me how stupid it was, and I agreed. It was pretty dumb. Hopefully, he'll grow and learn from that. ... The shame of it is here's a guy that's playing so well. He's one of the gems of the draft class in terms of a fifth-round pick playing the way he does. He plays hard. He has been good in the pass game, good in the run game. He's smart, tough. He has a tremendous future. I told him that today.
The 23-year-old Delaware product appeared in 11 games in 2015 and started two, finishing with 18 receptions for 153 yards.
While the loss of Boyle will negatively impact Baltimore's tight end depth, it is still fairly strong at that position.
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Crockett Gilmore and Maxx Williams form a quality duo, while the return of Dennis Pitta is possible as well.
Pitta missed the entire 2015 season with a hip injury and has played in just seven games since the end of the 2012 campaign, but he is working toward continuing his NFL career.
Even if Pitta doesn't come back, Boyle's absence should make a negligible difference unless one of Gilmore or Williams gets injured.
If Pitta is part of the active roster in 2016, though, Boyle's spot on the team is far from guaranteed when he returns from suspension, which could put his NFL career in jeopardy.
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