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Dennis Pitta | Tight End

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
College: Brigham Young
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Joe Flacco admits he "does not know" whether Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) will play this season.
Pitta will open 2015 on the reserve/PUP list, and it's unclear whether he'll be cleared to play thereafter. "I really can't answer that question because I just don't know," said Flacco, who is Pitta's best friend on the team. Crockett Gillmore is expected to open the season as the Ravens' starting tight end. Rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle are competing behind him. Aug 26 - 11:41 AM

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Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will begin the season on the reserve/PUP list, costing him six games.

It's not a surprise for a player whose career remains in doubt. The earliest Pitta can return is Week 7, but that's not realistic. In a best-case scenario, he could be ready following Baltimore's Week 9 bye. The odds seem stacked against Pitta playing this season.
Aug 18 - 2:49 PM

Dennis Pitta (hip) still hasn't been cleared to practice.

Pitta remains on active/PUP, watching practice in shorts and a T-shirt and then going to position meetings. The Ravens continue to say it's too early to tell if he'll be able to play at all in 2015 or beyond. Pitta has fractured and dislocated his hip in back-to-back years.
Aug 10 - 7:50 AM

Ravens placed TE Dennis Pitta (hip) on the active/PUP list.

This is mostly a procedural move after Pitta missed OTAs and minicamp. Recovering from two separate hip fractures, Pitta is expected to open the year on reserve/PUP. Rookie Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore will replace Pitta.
Jul 24 - 5:48 PM

Dennis Pitta (hip) is expected to open the season on reserve/PUP, ruling him out of the first six games.

Pitta's journey back from two separate hip fractures and dislocations is going slowly. He still hasn't been cleared to practice and his career remains in jeopardy, leading the Ravens to select Maxx Williams at No. 55 overall in May. If Pitta contributes anything this season, it will be considered a bonus.
Jul 21 - 8:42 AM

Dennis Pitta (hip) hasn't been cleared to participate in this week's minicamp.

Pitta is trying to come back from two separate dislocations and fractures of his hip. We're not holding our breath on Pitta making any 2015 impact.
Jun 16 - 5:31 PM

Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) has resumed running routes and catching passes in individual drills.

Coach John Harbaugh insists the team is "not counting (Pitta) out at all," but his progress remains incremental. He's expected to begin 2015 on the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him six games. There's currently no reason to believe Pitta will be a consideration in re-draft leagues this season.
Jun 4 - 4:16 PM

Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) caught balls on the side during last week's OTAs.

Reporters observed Pitta "moving well." But he was strictly held to individual work, not participating in any 7-on-7 or 11-on-11s. Pitta clearly wants to continue his career, a goal the Ravens will have a better idea on come training camp.
Jun 1 - 8:09 AM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) to open 2015 on the reserve/PUP list.

The Ravens are considering anything they get from Pitta a bonus after spending two of their nine draft picks on tight ends. With Pitta's $4M salary fully guaranteed, there's no downside in Baltimore stashing him on PUP for the first six games. Pitta is "optimistic" he'll play this season after participating in minicamp. He won't be on the radar in standard fantasy drafts.
May 16 - 3:38 PM

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta said he was "optimistic" he will play this season after participating in minicamp.

"I feel good. But obviously it’s a process," Pitta said. "I have an idea in mind of where I’d like to be in a couple months, but at the same time you don’t know." The Ravens approached the draft like Pitta would not be available this season, taking Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle with two of their nine picks. Anything Pitta can give the Ravens in 2015 would be a bonus, and there is still a real chance he has played his last snap in the NFL. Pitta will turn 30 in June.
May 16 - 1:08 PM

The Ravens used two of their nine draft picks on tight ends.

The organization is not expecting to have a real feel for Dennis Pitta's (hip) status until the summer. But given that they now have used three picks on tight ends in the last two years (Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams, Nick Boyle), it's clear they're viewing anything Pitta gives them as a potential bonus. He's sustained two hip dislocations with fractures in the last 24 months and turns 30 in June. Pitta's $4 million salary in 2015 is fully guaranteed.
May 4 - 9:13 AM

Dennis Pitta (hip) said it's too early to tell whether he'll play this season.

Pitta has been lifting weights and doing conditioning work during Baltimore's offseason program. His 2015 status remains up in the air. The Ravens are expected to add a tight end in the middle rounds of the draft as they await word on Pitta's status. Crockett Gillmore is currently their No. 1 tight end.
Apr 25 - 8:27 PM

Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) was spotted lifting weights with his teammates Monday.

The status of Pitta's career remains murky, but it can only be a taken as a good sign that he's working out during these "voluntary" sessions. He turns 30 in June and has sustained two hip dislocations with fractures.
Apr 21 - 10:02 AM

The Ravens are hoping Dennis Pitta (hip surgeries) gives them an answer on his playing future by the summer.

Owner Steve Bisciotti said earlier this month that the Ravens are "praying" Pitta returns. Pitta, 30 in June, has suffered two hip dislocations and fractures in as many years. The Ravens plan to use a middle-round draft pick at tight end. For now, Crockett Gillmore is penciled in as Baltimore's starter.
Apr 20 - 5:03 PM

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said Wednesday that he is "praying" for Dennis Pitta to return from his second hip dislocation.

The notion that the Ravens have resorted to "praying" for Pitta probably isn't a great sign. Bisciotti heaped some praise on super sleeper Crockett Gillmore on Wednesday, and said he anticipates the Ravens using a third- or fourth-round pick at tight end. They are also flirting with free agent Rob Housler.
Apr 1 - 8:41 PM

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