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Pitta has been limited to just seven games over the last two seasons after twice dislocating his hip.
His contract guarantees him $4 million this year, so the Ravens are hoping that rest and rehab will allow him to return to health and help them at some point during the regular season.
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He is expected to begin training camp and the regular season on the physically unable to perform list, sources said. If he begins the season on the PUP list, then he will miss at least the first six games.
Pitta has yet to be medically cleared to practice. He is able to do some route running and individual drills, but he wasn't alowed to fully participate in offseason practices.
"A couple of things are going to have to happen for him to play ultimately," coach John Harbaugh said during minicamp in June. "No. 1, he has to be cleared by the doctors. And, No. 2, he has to decide if he wants to play because obviously there will be some risk involved. He hasn't been cleared by the doctors.
"As you've seen before, he's been doing the individual part of practice. Minicamp, unless you're cleared, you can't come out to practice. I don't know if that's a rule or our policy, but that's the way it goes. Until he gets cleared by the docs, he won't be able to practice and we'll just have to see where that goes from here."
Pitta dislocated and fractured his hip for the second time a year ago and has been trying to work his way back onto the field. He has been doing some work off to the side of practice but is not able to participate with his teammates at this time.
“A couple of things are going to have to happen for him to play, ultimately,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “No. 1, he is going to have to be cleared by the doctors. No. 2 is he’s going to have decide he wants to play because obviously there is going to be some risk involved.”
Pitta is trying to return from surgeries to repair a fractured and dislocated hip in each of the last two seasons. His playing status for the 2015 season is still undecided.
"I feel good, but obviously, it's a process," Pitta said, per NFL.com. "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. I know what it felt like to do this one time. I've never known what it felt like to do it twice."
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