QDennis Pitta TE BAL 6 hours ago

Pitta (hip) will participate in OTAs and hopes to be available for Week 1, the Ravens' official website reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pitta hasn't played in an NFL game since Sept. 21, 2014 when he dislocated his right hip for the second time in two years. He'll be at additional risk of suffering the same injury a third time, but he's already acknowledged that he'll likely need a hip replacement at some point in his life, regardless of whether he keeps playing football. It will be interesting to see where Pitta fits in at OTAs and training camp, as he was the Ravens' top tight end from 2012 through the first few weeks of 2014. The team has since added 2014 third-rounder Crockett Gillmore, 2015 second-rounder Maxx Williams and recent free-agent acquisition Ben Watson. Given that Gillmore and Watson are both superior blockers, Pitta will likely just compete for a slot/move role on passing downs. The Ravens might consider trading either Gillmore or Williams.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 1 month ago

Pitta, who missed all of the 2015 season while recovering from a fractured and dislocated hip, is reportedly eyeing a return to the field this coming season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pitta, who turns 31 in June, hasn't confirmed the report, but more should be known with regard to his situation once the Ravens' offseason program opens next week. If Pitta does indeed re-enter the mix, he'd join a fairly crowded Baltimore tight end corps that also includes newcomer Benjamin Watson, as well as Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams and perhaps converted wideout Darren Waller. In his last full season with the Ravens, Pitta caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven TDs in 2012.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 5 months ago

Pitta (hip) acknowledged that he has begun to think about life after football, but he also said that he still has a desire to play, the Ravens' official website reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pitta missed the entire 2015 season after dislocating his left hip in both 2013 and 2014. He practiced for a few weeks in late October and early November, but doctors ultimately recommended that he sit out the entire season. If he were to resume his career, Pitta would be at increased risk of suffering additional hip injuries, which could lead to serious health problems later in life. Also, the Ravens no longer have need of a tight end, as second-year pro Crockett Gillmore and rookie Maxx Williams appear to have the team in good hands at the position. Pitta will give it another shot in a few months, but it won't be surprising if he ultimately shifts his focus to either coaching or a non-football career.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 6 months ago

Pitta (hip) will not play this season, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pitta attempted to play this season after recovering from hip surgery, but doctors have advised him it is not safe to play at this time, so the Ravens will shut him down and place him on season-ending injured reserve. Pitta wants to continue playing, so he will continue working out with an eye toward doing so in 2016.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 7 months ago

Pitta (hip) will practice Wednesday for the first time this season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pitta is eligible to return to action this week after opening the season on the PUP list. It's not clear how involved Pitta will be Wednesday, but the Ravens will provide an update on his status after their practice session concludes.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 9 months ago

Pitta (hip) was placed on the regular-season PUP list Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Pitta will be ineligible for the first six games of the season. He's still rehabbing from a second major hip surgery in two years, and he may eventually opt for retirement. Even if he's cleared to play, Pitta will have a tough decision to make, as the Ravens have suggested multiple times that he'll have an elevated risk for future hip injuries. Having already cashed in with a big contract last offseason, he may opt for the path that's best for his long-term health. Furthermore, Pitta could have other career options with the Ravens, as he's popular within the organization and close friends with the starting quarterback.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 10 months ago2 Comments

The Baltimore Ravens placed tight end Dennis Pita on the physically unable to perform list Friday because of a hip injury, according to ESPN. Pitta is not expected to be active in training camp or the preseason, and he could miss the start of the regular season as a result of the ailment.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 10 months ago2 Comments

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is expected to begin the season on the Physically-Unable-To-Perform list due to a hip injury, according to the Baltimore Sun. Pitta was able to take part in individual drills this offseason but has yet to be cleared for contact with training camp just a week away, and placement on the PUP list would require him to miss at minimum the first six games of the regular season.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 11 months ago

Pitta (hip) hasn't received clearance to practice, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Hence, the reason Pitta isn't taking part in the initial minicamp practice Tuesday. He's already participated in individual drills throughout OTAs, though, so he is making a semblance of progress in his recovery from his second dislocated right hip. On the other hand, there's no telling if he'll be able to handle contact when training camp starts in late July.

QDennis Pitta TE BAL 12 months ago

Pitta (hip) took part in individual drills at OTAs on Thursday, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Bo Smolka reports.

The Ravens have generally expressed optimism regarding Pitta potentially resuming his career, but the team has also acknowledged the possibility he won't play again, and TE Maxx Williams was recently drafted in the second round. While there probably won't be anything approaching certainty until the season draws closer, it does seem that Pitta's recovery is progressing as expected. Even with Williams expected to assume a significant role, the Ravens could certainly use Pitta's help, given the lack of proven veteran receiving options on the roster.