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Dennis Pitta | Tight End | #88

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
College: Brigham Young
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (114) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) avoided the active/PUP list to begin training camp.
It's an indication that Pitta is indeed 100 percent or very close to it after appearing in just seven games since the end of the 2012 season. He'll be eligible to practice on Thursday. If Pitta is capable of becoming a contributor, the Ravens could field more two-tight end sets with him and Ben Watson on the field together. Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore would be the odd men out. Jul 24 - 2:36 PM

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The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec said Dennis Pitta (hip) "looks like he can be a significant contributor."

Pitta has not played in a game since September of 2014, but he practiced without limitations at OTAs and minicamp. Zrebiec reports Pitta "is moving well," and coach John Harbaugh said he "looks like the same player we've seen in the past." Pitta's hip will always be a ticking time bomb, but it looks like he is healthy right now. Even in a deep tight end corps, Pitta has the talent to contribute.
Jun 20 - 11:19 AM

Coach John Harbaugh said TE Dennis Pitta (hip) "looks like the same player we’ve seen in the past."

Pitta has practiced without limitations at OTAs. He’s "confident" in his surgically-repaired hip, and says he doesn’t have any lingering issues. Two years removed from his last game, Pitta is doubtful to regain his pre-injury form. He’ll be part of a committee with Ben Watson, Maxx Williams, and Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) if healthy.
May 28 - 2:48 PM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta agreed to restructure his contract.

The terms of the new deal are not available, but Pitta almost certainly took a pay cut on his scheduled $5 million base salary. The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports Pitta will have the opportunity to make up some of his lost salary via incentives, but that assumes he will be able to get on the field at all. Pitta has not played a snap since early in 2014 because of a twice-fractured hip. He plans to attempt a comeback, but it remains unlikely he ever sees the field again.
Apr 12 - 12:01 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will attempt to play in 2016.

Pitta is expected to participate in the offseason program. The 30-year-old has not played a down since early in 2014 because of a twice-fractured hip. The Baltimore Sun reports team doctors would have to "be comfortable" with Pitta's health before he returns to game action, something they were not comfortable with last season. Pitta is owed $5 million and will count $7.2 million against the cap this season, but Zrebiec reports a restructure is in the works.
Source: FOX Sports
Apr 12 - 10:14 AM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) still wants to continue playing.

"That's something that I really want to happen," Pitta said. "Now, if it happens or not, I don't know yet, and as much as I want to be on the field, there's also an element of being smart and weighing the risks, which there certainly are big risks in my case." Four months shy of his 31st birthday, Pitta has appeared in just seven games over the past three seasons. The odds are against him resuming his career.
Feb 18 - 5:36 PM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) wants to continue playing.

Hip issues have limited Pitta to just seven games since the end of the 2012 season. He spent 2015 on PUP/injured reserve. Going on 31, Pitta is due $5 million next season. That obviously won't be happening, and it's quite possible the Ravens finally decide to move on.
Jan 4 - 2:56 PM

Ravens placed TE Dennis Pitta on injured reserve with a hip injury, ending his season.

Pitta was attempting to come back from a second surgery to repair a dislocated and fractured hip, but doctors determined it was in his best interests not to play. His career is in serious jeopardy, and Pitta has almost certainly played his final snap with the Ravens. He'll be released in the offseason.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 10:58:00 AM

Doctors have advised Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip, PUP) not to resume his NFL career.

Pitta is attempting to come back from two serious hip injuries. ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley reports Pitta could override the doctors, but coach John Harbaugh has already said the team would not activate Pitta unless it was "safe." Baltimore has until 4 p.m. Wednesday to activate Pitta off the PUP. Pitta has said he would consider retirement if he is not able to play this season.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 08:27:00 AM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip, PUP) is meeting with doctors Tuesday to discuss his ability to play this season.

If the Ravens do not activate Pitta this week, he will spend the entire season on the PUP list. Coach John Harbaugh expressed some confidence Pitta would be able to play this season, but he added Pitta would have to be "safe" before they activated him. Pitta is attempting to comeback from two nasty hip injuries. He has said he would consider retirement if he cannot play this season.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh suggested it's possible Dennis Pitta (hip, PUP) could play at some point this year.

Pitta participated in practices during Baltimore's Week 9 bye, and Harbaugh said the Ravens' defense "had a tough time covering him." Added Harbaugh of Pitta, "if it's safe, he's going to play." The Ravens are likely still awaiting full medical clearance for Pitta to be allowed to face full contact.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip, PUP) said he would consider retirement if he is not able to return to the field this year.

"I would like to think that if I can't make it back this year, what's going to change next year?" Pitta said. "For me, in my mind, I'm working to get back this year. If I can't, that might be it." Pitta is trying to come back from a twice-fractured and surgically-repaired hip. He began practicing on Wednesday, which opens a 21-day window in which the Ravens either have to activate him or keep him on PUP for the entire year. Pitta remains a long-shot to play this season and, if he is serious about retirement, to play in the NFL again.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 09:32:00 AM

Coach John Harbaugh said Dennis Pitta (hip, PUP) will begin practicing this week.

However, Harbaugh said to not read too much into it. The Ravens and Pitta just want to see how things feel in Pitta's twice-fractured and surgically-repaired hip. He remains a long shot to play this season. When he returns to practice, Pitta will have 21 days to convince the Ravens to activate him. Don't bet on it.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh had no update on TE Dennis Pitta's (hip) status.

Pitta is eligible to start practicing on October 19, but whether he will be healthy enough to participate remains a mystery. "He's been working really hard to get himself ready to play," Harbaugh said. "What form that takes when the time comes will be up to him and his family and the medical people involved. Those conversations are taking place and I'm looking forward to seeing what the decisions are just like everybody else." Pitta has played just seven games since 2012 because of two surgeries on his right hip. It would be surprising if Pitta plays a snap this season.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Ravens placed TE Dennis Pitta on the reserve/PUP list.

This means Pitta will definitely miss the first six games, but it would be surprising if he played this season. Baltimore also waived G/T De'Ondre Wesley and T Darryl Baldwin to reach the 75-man roster limit.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:37:00 AM

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