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Ravens' Dennis Pitta: Looks good at camp
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pitta (hip) was one of the Ravens' more active offensive players during the offseason program, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Attempting to bounce back from a second dislocation of his right hip, the 30-year-old Pitta apparently looked good at OTAs and minicamp. He was once a leading target for close friend Joe Flacco, but even if Pitta proves to be much the same as he once was, the Ravens have a ton of competition for snaps at tight end, with Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) and Maxx Williams also in the mix. Pitta hasn't played in a game since September of 2014, and he will always be at added risk for suffering another severe hip injury, which would almost certainly spell the end of his career. He already considered retiring, but instead decided to give it one last shot after sitting out the entire 2015 season.

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Ravens' Dennis Pitta: Participates in OTAs, encouraged by progress
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pitta (hip) had a strong showing at OTAs on Thursday, Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun reports. "To be honest, I feel really good physically out there. I haven't played football for awhile, so there are things that I'm getting back used to... I feel like I'm running like I want to, and used to, so that's very encouraging," Pitta said.

Pitta's return to practice after missing all of last season due to a serious hip injury is a step in the right direction for the veteran tight end, but OTAs are nowhere near as physical as what he'll be up against when the Ravens begin training camp in July. As such, Pitta's progress should likely be taken with a grain of salt at this point because, until he's able to make it through full contact practices, it will be difficult to determine how his hip will hold up. If Pitta is able to return to form this season, he'll be another weapon at the tight end position for Joe Flacco, who already has the likes of Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore, and Maxx Williams at his disposal.

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Ravens' Dennis Pitta: Targeting return to field
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

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

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.

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Ravens' Dennis Pitta: Reportedly plans to return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennis 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.

Pitta, who turns 31 in June, hasn't confirmed the report, but more should be known with regard to his situation once the Baltimore 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.

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Ravens' Dennis Pitta: Acknowledges he may have to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dennis 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 Baltimore Ravens ' official website reports.

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.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/11/16CAR7:30 pm
P28/20/16@ IND7:00 pm
P38/27/16DET7:00 pm
P49/1/16@ NO8:00 pm
19/11/16BUF1:00 pm
29/18/16@ CLE1:00 pm
39/25/16@ JAC1:00 pm
410/2/16OAK1:00 pm
510/9/16WAS1:00 pm
610/16/16@ NYG1:00 pm
710/23/16@ NYJ1:00 pm
Bye: Week 8
911/6/16PIT1:00 pm
1011/10/16CLE8:25 pm
1111/20/16@ DAL1:00 pm
1211/27/16CIN1:00 pm
1312/4/16MIA1:00 pm
1412/12/16@ NE8:30 pm
1512/18/16PHI1:00 pm
1612/25/16@ PIT4:30 pm
171/1/17@ CIN1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2010Baltimore Ravens110111.010000
2011Baltimore Ravens1624040510.13934028
2012Baltimore Ravens1656166911.06178129
2013Baltimore Ravens41201698.51810011
2014Baltimore Ravens33161257.8240207
2015Baltimore Ravens0000---00000
TOTAL501113813699.9611114175
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2010Baltimore Ravens1100---000
2011Baltimore Ravens1600---000
2012Baltimore Ravens16100.0000
2013Baltimore Ravens400---000
2014Baltimore Ravens300---000
2015Baltimore Ravens000---000
TOTAL50100.0000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Baltimore Ravens1111.000000.0000
2011Baltimore Ravens1643.010000.0000
2012Baltimore Ravens1622.000000.0000
2013Baltimore Ravens411.000000.0000
2014Baltimore Ravens300.000000.0000
2015Baltimore Ravens000.000000.0000
TOTAL5087.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Baltimore Ravens1100010010
2011Baltimore Ravens1600000000
2012Baltimore Ravens1600000000
2013Baltimore Ravens400000000
2014Baltimore Ravens300000000
2015Baltimore Ravens000000000
TOTAL5000010010
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/245
Birthdate:
6/29/1985
Age:
31
Hometown:
Fresno, CA, USA
School:
Brigham Young
NFL Experience:
7
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