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88 Dennis Pitta TE
Height/Weight: 6-4/245 | Birthdate: 6/29/1985 | Birthplace: Fresno, CA, USA | Team: Baltimore | College: Brigham Young | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 23/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Harbaugh: Ravens aiming for midseason return for Dennis Pitta


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will not be on the 53-man roster to begin the season, coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday. Harbaugh added the team is aiming for a midseason return for Pitta, who will remain on the PUP list to begin the season.

Pitta has been limited to just seven games over the last two seasons after twice dislocating his hip.


Ravens place TE Dennis Pitta on PUP list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) What was anticipated is now official - the Ravens have placed tight end Dennis Pitta on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

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.


Report: Ravens TE Dennis Pitta expected to begin year on PUP list


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) It remains unclear if Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will play again in the NFL, as he attempts a second comeback from a fractured and dislocated right hip, according to The Baltimore Sun

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."


Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) not cleared for practice yet


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta did not participate in Tuesday's minicamp practice since he has not been medically cleared, according to the team's site. 

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.”


Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) begins running drills Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was able to conduct running drills during Wednesday's OTA session, reports ESPN.com.

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.


Ravens' Dennis Pitta confident he'll return from injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is returning from his second hip dislocation and fracture in the last two years. He said he's "optimistic" that he'll be back for the season. 

"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."


Ravens TE Dennis Pitta hopeful for 2015 return


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta hopes to take the field in time for the 2015 season, but admits it's too early to determine if that goal can become a reality.

Pitta has undergone surgeries to repair a fractured and dislocated hip in each of the last two years.

"We still have some time to be able to assess where I'm at," Pitta told the Baltimore Sun. "I sure hope that I'll be on the field next year. That's my hope; that's my goal. We'll just see if I can get there."

Pitta has played in just seven games in the last two seasons combined.


Ravens will learn more on Dennis Pitta's hip injury this summer


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta's future could be decided this summer. 

Speaking at the NFL owners meetings, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there isn't an update on Pitta's future but that the organization will learn more about his status this summer, via WNST.

Pitta dislocated and fractured his hip early during the 2014 season, suffering the same injury he sustained during Baltimore's training camp in 2013. The injury is significant enough that there is a chance Pitta decides to retire. 

"In the end it's going to be up to Dennis," Harbaugh said, via The Baltimore Sun


Ravens in 'wait and see mode' with Dennis Pitta


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Dennis Pitta is attempting to recover from his second dislocated and fractured his hip in the last two years, and the Ravens dosn't seem confident in his chances.

Meeting with the media at his "state of the Ravens address" on Tuesday, general manager Ozzie Newsome said that the team is in "wait and see mode" with Pitta. "We may not have any answers until we get into summer."

The team will add tight ends, preparing for the possiblity that Pitta can't return. 


Ravens' Harbaugh: 'There's nothing definitive' on Dennis Pitta's future


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Ravens coach John Harbaugh said at the combine on Wednesday that "there's nothing definitive" on tight end Dennis Pitta's playing status, per the team's official website. Pitta dislocated and fractured his hip for the second time in as many years.

"It's between Dennis and the doctors right now," Harbaugh said. "I've got my fingers crossed, but only for what's best for Dennis. There's no way in the world that you want anything other than the fact that he can be safe."

Harbaugh noted that his surgically-repaired hip is fully recovered, and it will be up to Pitta if he wants to resume his playing career.

"His hip is fully recovered in the sense that the blood flow is there and there's no lingering problem from either one of the injuries, so he's in great position to live a great life, which is the main thing," Harbaugh said.


Decision on TE Dennis Pitta still a couple weeks away


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/21/2015) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta met with specialists last week about his hip, coach John Harbaugh told the Baltimore Sun, saying a decision on Pitta's future would be announced in about two weeks. Pitta dislocated and fractured his hip Week 3 against the Browns, the second time in two years he suffered that injury.

“I did get kind of an overview of that report from our trainer that I wouldn’t really want to share until Dennis has had a chance to kind of consider all of the ramifications of it,” Harbaugh told the paper. “But I think we’ll have something on that in a couple of weeks, kind of on Dennis’ time frame. We’ll see where that goes.”

Harbaugh said earlier he was "cautiously optimistic" about Pitta resuming his career, but added the priority is that Pitta be “totally healthy” and “totally safe."


Ravens coach Harbaugh: Dennis Pitta will visit hip specialists


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Tuesday that Dennis Pitta will visit with hip specialists as he tries to make a return, per the team's official website. Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for the second straight year. He underwent surgery in September, and Harbaugh remains "cautiously optimistic" he'll play football again.

John Harbaugh says Dennis Pitta's career might not be over


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/8/2014) Ravens coach John Harbaugh said tight end Dennis Pitta might be able to play again despite fracturing and dislocating his hip twice, reports the Baltimore Sun. Pitta underwent surgery in September.

"Everything I've been told, and I've got to be honest with you, it was surprising to me because my assumption would be, 'Wow, this twice in a row, it's going to be tough,' but they say it has no bearing on the future," Harbaugh said. "If he feels 100 percent, Dennis can play again."


Ravens TE Dennis Pitta doesn't know if he'll be able to play again


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(10/27/2014) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, who underwent season-ending hip surgery last month, told the Baltimore Sun it's too soon to tell whether he'll be able to resume his career.

"It’s tough," Pitta said. "I have to be patient right now, I have to let myself heal and take it one day at a time and begin my rehab and work hard doing that when I can. It’s a tough process and something, unfortunately, I have been through before and will get through again.

"In a few months, we’ll see how I’m feeling and how things are going and we’ll be able to make some determinations then," Pitta said. "It’s still too early to kind of tell, and I’ll continue on like I did last year and get myself ready to get back on the field."

In Week 3 against the Browns, Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for the second straight year.


Phillip Supernaw takes Dennis Pitta's spot on Ravens roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) The Ravens announced Tuesday they placed tight end Dennis Pitta (hip) on injured reserve. To take his spot on the roster, tight end Phillip Supernaw was elevated from the practice squad.

Dennis Pitta done for season following hip surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced Monday tight end Dennis Pitta underwent surgery after injuring his hip Sunday at Cleveland and will miss the remainder of the season.

Report: Dennis Pitta to have surgery for hip injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will undergo surgery to repair the damage to his dislocated right hip, which is also likely fractured, team sources told The Baltimore Sun. Pitta, who will remain in a Cleveland hospital this week, could miss the rest of the season.

Scan reveals dislocated hip for Dennis Pitta; fracture feared


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta at least dislocated his right hip in the second quarter of the Sunday game in Cleveland, but the fear is that it could be fractured, per the Baltimore Sun.

Pitta missed 12 games in 2013 with an injury to the same hip and might lose the next 13 if the injury is that serious.

He caught three passes for 12 yards before going down on a play in which he was not hit. He was turning upfield when the injury occurred.


Dennis Pitta taken to hospital to have injured hip checked out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has been taken to a local Cleveland hospital for an examination on his injured right hip.

Pitta sustained the injury making a cut upfield in the second quarter of the Sunday game against the Browns. He lost all but four games of the 2013 season to an injury of the same hip.


Dennis Pitta out with recurrence of hip injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has been carted off the field with an apparent right hip injury sustained in Cleveland.

Pitta had caught a pass and was turning upfield when his knee gave way. It is the same injury that limited him to four games last season.


Dennis Pitta a solid Week 3 start


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/18/2014) Dennis Pitta got Kubiak-ed in Week 2 against the Steelers when his backup, Owen Daniels, scored two touchdowns. The irony is Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak used to steal touchdowns from Daniels all the time when he coached the Texans.

Don't panic about Pitta. He had 10 catches for 83 yards in Week 1 against the Bengals and he should remain a significant contributor most weeks, including here.

The Browns were just beat up by Jimmy Graham in Week 2 at home, which happens to most teams, and Graham had 10 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns as Cleveland tried to limit the Saints from throwing downfield.

If the Browns do that against the Ravens this week then count on Pitta having a big game.

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.


Dennis Pitta hauls in career-high 10 passes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta played a huge part in the team's passing game Sunday, in a 23-16 loss to the Bengals in Week 1.

Pitta was targeted 15 times and hauled in a team-high 10 of those passes thrown his way, as he served as Joe Flacco's favorite target. He racked up 83 yards in the game, 23 of them on one pass, his longest of the game.

Pitta missed all but four games a year ago, but showed he is healthy with his career-best performance Sunday. He will look to keep rolling when he takes on the Steelers in Week 2 Thursday. 


Dennis Pitta looking to break out vs. Bengals


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) A hip injury limited Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta to just four games a year ago, but he showed a bit of what he could do in a late-season performance against the Bengals, the team he opens the season against in Week 1 this Sunday.

Pitta was featured heavily in last season's finale, as he hauled in eight of 11 passes thrown his way, though he managed just 63 yards on those receptions. Still, he showed that he can find success against a stingy Bengals defense that allowed an average of just 6.2 Fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends last season, the seventh-lowest total in the league.

Only one tight end had more receptions in a game against the Bengals last season, and a full offseason of strengthening should help Pitta's breakaway ability. Don't expect the Bengals to hold him in check as well as they did last season, and consider Pitta a solid option in most Fantasy formats on Draft Day. 


Dennis Pitta practicing again


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(8/13/2014) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, sidelined earlier this week with a sprained ankle, practiced Wednesday, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Dennis Pitta has 'little' ankle spain


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(8/11/2014) Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta did not practice Monday due to what coach John Harbaugh called a "little ankle sprain," reports the Baltimore Sun. Pitta also was held out of Sunday's practice.