Pitta, who has an extensive injury history, suffered the NFL Network reported that the injury is career-threatening, but no decision about whether or not he will continue his career has been made at this point.-- a dislocated hip -- last week. He made a catch during OTAs and fell to the ground, unable to put any weight on his leg.
Pitta's release comes a few years after he signed a five-year, $32 million contract extension, and it saves the Ravens $2.5 million on the salary cap this season.
With Pitta no longer on the roster, the Ravens will turn to Benjamin Watson, Crockett Gillmore, and Maxx Williams (all of whom have injury issues of their own) at the position. They are also reportedly former Chiefs wideout Jeremy Maclin and, per CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, could be in the mix for Jets receiver Eric Decker, in order to give Joe Flacco another pass-catcher to replace his top target from last season.