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Dennis Pitta | Tight End

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
College: Brigham Young
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Coach John Harbaugh said there's nothing new to report on the status of Dennis Pitta (hip).
Pitta's career is in doubt after suffering hip dislocations and fractures in two consecutive years. The Ravens are expecting to find out his status sometime this summer. Crockett Gillmore, the 99th overall pick in the 2014 draft, is a name to monitor if Pitta is forced to hang up the cleats. Mar 24 - 10:51 AM

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Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome said the team is in "wait-and-see" mode with Dennis Pitta (hip), and may not know his status until the summer.

Newsome said the team plans to add tight ends, indicating any contributions from Pitta will be considered a bonus. Recovering from his second hip dislocation in as many years, there's no guarantee Pitta plays football in 2015.
Feb 24 - 2:53 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there's "nothing definitive" on TE Dennis Pitta's 2015 status.

Pitta is attempting to return from his second hip dislocation and fracture in two years. He's reportedly made good progress, but still needs medical clearance to resume his career. Pitta is due a fully-guaranteed $4 million base salary.
Feb 18 - 6:43 PM

Dennis Pitta's (hip surgeries) 2015 playing status is still considered "up in the air."

Coach John Harbaugh stated in late January that he expected a decision on Pitta's future "in a couple weeks." It's been nearly a month and no news has broken. Turning 30 in June, Pitta has twice dislocated and fractured his right hip. The Ravens should consider any 2015 impact an unexpected bonus.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 15 - 2:33 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he expects a decision on TE Dennis Pitta's (hip surgery) future "in a couple weeks."

Pitta is recovering from his second hip dislocation and fracture in the last two years. He needs medical clearance to continue his career, but the Ravens are cautiously optimistic Pitta will be ready for 2015.
Jan 21 - 6:08 PM

The Ravens remain "cautiously optimistic" Dennis Pitta (hip surgery) will be ready for 2015.

"We want to make sure he's going to be totally healthy, totally safe as much is as reasonable in football to make sure that hip is sound and everything before our doctors would ever clear him," coach John Harbaugh said. "In the end, it will be up to the doctors and Dennis to determine that." It's a bit softer tone than Harbaugh took in December, but Pitta's prognosis remains promising. That being said, his now chronic hip issues mean any contributions he makes going forward should be considered a bonus. He's a wild card in dynasty leagues.
Jan 13 - 7:08 PM

Dennis Pitta (injured reserve, hip surgery) plans to resume his playing career in 2015.

Don't take down those Pitta posters just yet, Denny Carter. Coach John Harbaugh said Monday the Ravens anticipate Pitta making a "full recovery" from his second career hip dislocation and fracture, and the team expects Pitta back on next year's roster. "Dennis can play again," Harbaugh said. "Dennis has told me that he wants to play again." Pitta is owed a $4 million salary in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Doctors do not know yet if Dennis Pitta (hip surgery) will play football again.

It's been five weeks since Pitta went under the knife to repair his second dislocated and fractured hip. "In a few months, we'll see how I'm feeling and how things are going, and we'll be able to make some determinations then," he said. Pitta, 29, signed a five-year, $32.5 million contract with $16 million guaranteed in February of this year.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Dennis Pitta's hip surgery was deemed "successful" on Monday.

We're not quite sure if we've ever heard of an "unsuccessful" surgery, but it's worth noting nonetheless. Doctors are calling it "way too early" to determine Pitta's football future. He faces a long road back that will be filled with plenty of rehab and recovery. Pitta, 29, can't be counted on for 2015 contributions.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:14:00 PM

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

Pitta, who is also dealing with a fracture, underwent surgery on Monday. Although he's just 29, Pitta's second hip dislocation in as many years has put his career in serious doubt. Pitta is signed through 2018, while his $4 million base salary for 2015 is guaranteed. Pitta and the Ravens have some hard decisions to make in the offseason.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Dennis Pitta underwent surgery to repair his dislocated right hip on Monday and is done for the season.

The Ravens will now turn to Owen Daniels as their primary tight end. They also drafted Crockett Gillmore with a top-100 pick in May. Pitta, 29, has now suffered right hip dislocations in back-to-back years. The Ravens signed him to a five-year, $32.5 million contract in February, one GM Ozzie Newsome will likely come to regret. All of Pitta's 2015 base salary ($4 million) is guaranteed. It's unclear whether Pitta intends to continue trying to play.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 05:08:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports Dennis Pitta had his dislocated hip "popped back in" after being sedated on Sunday evening, and is expected to undergo surgery.

Pitta also has a fracture. Underscoring the severity of the situation, Pitta has remained in Cleveland. There hasn't been official word, but Pitta is almost certainly done for the season, leaving Owen Daniels as the Ravens' starting tight end. If you're already in a bye-week crunch, Pitta can be safely dropped. Hopefully his career isn't in danger, but it's a possibility.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Dennis Pitta suffered a right hip dislocation in Sunday's Week 3 win over the Browns.

It's the same hip Pitta dislocated and fractured in training camp of 2013. Per the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are concerned Pitta suffered a fracture, as well, something that can only be revealed based on testing. He will undergo an MRI shortly. If Pitta is done for the season -- which seems likely -- the Ravens will have to find ways to incorporate Torrey Smith more into their offense. Owen Daniels would take over as Baltimore's primary tight end.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Dennis Pitta was carted off the field with a right hip injury in Sunday's game against the Browns.

The non-contact injury occurred on a swing pass to Pitta out of the backfield. He had three catches for 12 yards before exiting. While being carted away, Pitta was in a ton of pain. There would seem to be very little chance he returns today. It's worth noting Pitta fractured and dislocated his right hip last year.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 02:08:00 PM

Dennis Pitta caught 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards in Baltimore's Week 2 win over the Steelers.

Pitta's fourth target was a narrowly-missed connection at the goal line. It was a frustrating evening for Pitta's fantasy owners, who likely watched in horror as Steve Smith drew 10 targets, and Owen Daniels vultured two touchdowns. It was just one of those nights for a player coming off a 10-catch Week 1. Pitta is still a safe TE1.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 12:28:00 AM

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2Keith Wenning
3Bryn Renner
RB1Justin Forsett
2Lorenzo Taliaferro
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Tauren Poole
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2Justin Forsett
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Lorenzo Taliaferro
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
2Kiero Small
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Michael Campanaro
3Aldrick Robinson
WR21Kamar Aiken
2Marlon Brown
3Jeremy Butler
WR31Marlon Brown
TE1Dennis Pitta
2Crockett Gillmore
3Phillip Supernaw
4Konrad Reuland
5Allen Reisner
K1Justin Tucker