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

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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.

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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.

Dennis Pitta TE BAL 4 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.

Dennis Pitta TE BAL 4 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.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that Pitta (hip) "has a chance" at playing in 2015, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Harbaugh acknowledged that Pitta is currently practicing, and the team is now just seeing how he holds up during those sessions before assessing his ability for the upcoming season. The Ravens drafted Maxx Williams in the second round of the NFL Draft, but adding Pitta back into the tight-end ranks would give the Ravens a needed extra weapon in the passing game after the team lost Torrey Smith in free agency.

Dennis Pitta TE BAL 5 months ago

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Saturday that he is still not sure what will happen with Pitta (hip), the Baltimore Sun reports.

While Pitta has reportedly made progress in his rehab from a career-threatening hip injury, Baltimore's decision to select TE Maxx Williams in the second round indicates that the team isn't counting on Pitta's availability. The Ravens also selected TE Nick Boyle out of Delaware in the fifth round, and they used a third-round pick on TE Crockett Gillmore last year. Pitta's health situation probably won't be resolved anytime soon, and even if he ends up playing again, he'll be at added risk of reinjuring his problematic hip.

Dennis Pitta TE BAL 6 months ago

Pitta (hip) has been able to participate in the Ravens' voluntary conditioning program, which started Monday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

That said, it remains to be seen if Pitta, whose 2014 season ended with a major hip injury, will be able to play this season and it probably won't be until sometime this summer that there will be added clarity on that front.

Dennis Pitta TE BAL 6 months ago

The Ravens probably won't know more about Pitta's (hip) status until this summer, reports.

Pitta is hoping to return from his second hip dislocation in two years, and while both he and the team have thus far expressed optimism, it's no secret that Pitta may not play again. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti recently suggested that Crockett Gillmore could be the team's primary in-line tight end, adding that he hopes the Ravens can find another move/flex tight end in the middle rounds of the draft. That actually makes a lot of sense, as the Ravens just gave Pitta a five-year contract last offseason, but it's now clear the team needs some form of insurance.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh is "cautiously optimistic" that Pitta (hip) will be able to play in 2015.

Based on Harbaugh's words over the past few months, it sounds as if everything has gone as well as possible for Pitta, who dislocated his right hip for a second consecutive season. Of course, the optimism shouldn't be mistaken for certainty, as there is still some chance that the injury forces Pitta into retirement. It's also believed that the tight end will be at greater risk of re-injuring his hip for a third time, if he continues his playing career. The Ravens certainly want Pitta back, after signing him to a five-year contract that runs through 2018 and includes $16 million in guaranteed money. 2015 would be his sixth NFL season, but Pitta will already be 30 years old by the time training camp starts.