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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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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
Source: ESPN.com

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

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

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

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