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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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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. Nov 11 - 10:58 AM

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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
Nov 11 - 8:27 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.
Nov 10 - 9:31 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.
Nov 9 - 5:31 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
Oct 22 - 9:32 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.
Oct 21 - 10:59 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
Oct 10 - 11:41 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.
Sep 1 - 11:37 AM

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

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

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