On Now
Coming Up
  • Wed., Jul. 27, 2016 4:00 PM EDT Live Training Camp Press Conference QB Joe Flacco, RB Justin Forsett and OLB Terrell Suggs will address the media.
  • Thu., Jul. 28, 2016 11:30 AM EDT Live Training Camp Press Conference Head coach John Harbaugh, RB Javorius Allen, T Ronnie Stanley and S Eric Weddle will address the media.
  • Fri., Jul. 29, 2016 11:30 AM EDT Live Training Camp Press Conference Head coach John Harbaugh, tight ends coach Richard Angulo, TE Dennis Pitta, DT Brandon Williams and G Marshal Yanda will address the media.
  • Mon., Aug. 01, 2016 7:00 PM EDT Training Camp Military Appreciation Day The first M&T Bank Stadium practice will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. This practice – free and open to all fans – coincides with the Ravens’ annual Military Appreciation Day. Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active service members and veterans who present valid military identification upon check-in at the stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 06, 2016 6:00 PM EDT Training Camp Fireworks Night On Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m., the second M&T Bank Stadium practice will showcase the organization’s third-annual Fireworks Night, an event highlighted by post-practice autographs for children and a fireworks/laser show.
  • Fri., Sep. 09, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Countdown To Kickoff Party Presented By Miller Lite Grammy Award®-nominated rock band 3 DOORS DOWN will perform at the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff Party Presented by Miller Lite on Friday, Sept. 9 at Maryland State Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Open to all ages.
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM EDT A Purple Evening A Purple Evening is back! Join Purple on Monday, October 3rd for on-field drills, player appearances and autographs, giveaways, and much more! Tickets will go on sale soon. Check Purple-Just for Women on Facebook for the latest club and event information.
  • Sun., Oct. 23, 2016 7:30 AM EDT Purple Away Game Trip Up the Jersey Turnpike we go! Hit the road with the Purple Club on Sunday, October 23rd to watch our Baltimore Ravens take on the New York Jets for a 1:00 p.m. game at MetLife Stadium. Don't miss your chance to join the only NFL women's fan club to travel into unfamiliar territory!
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 2:00 PM EST Army vs. Navy Football Don't miss one of the greatest events you can ever attend! The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 10, 2016

News

Print
RSS

Dennis Pitta Activated, Ready For Vikings

Posted Dec 7, 2013

The fourth-year tight end is eligible to play in his first game since fracturing his hip in training camp.

The Ravens have cleared the way for tight end Dennis Pitta.

Pitta was moved to the active roster Saturday and is eligible to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in his first game of the season.

Pitta has been sidelined for the last four months because of a fractured and dislocated hip he suffered July 27. At the time, there were questions as to whether he would be able to play football again.

But Pitta rehabbed throughout the rest of the summer and fall and returned to practice on Nov. 20. After three weeks of practice, he’s ready for game action.

Pitta ramped up his involvement in practice and has been cleared by multiple doctors. Now he’s going to take his first live hit.

“You always want to see how you’re going to respond after getting hit like that,” Pitta said. “It’s not something you can simulate in rehab or even in practice.  It will be nice to take that first hit and just see how it feels.”

Now the question is how much Pitta will play in his first game back.

His return will provide a boost for a 29th-ranked offense that has struggled this season, especially in the red zone. He could be used in red zone or third-down situations.

Pitta had 61 catches for 669 yards and seven touchdowns last season, and was one of quarterback Joe Flacco’s favorite targets.

Dallas Clark currently leads the tight ends with 31 catches for 343 yards and three touchdowns. He’s second on the team in receiving yards, and it’s unclear what his role will be with Pitta back. Ed Dickson has 16 receptions for 211 yards this season and is a big part of the blocking game.

The Ravens cut running back Bernard Scott to make room for Pitta on the active roster.

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos