Reports: Dennis Pitta Agrees To Restructured Contract

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Tight end Dennis Pitta isn't going anywhere.

The Ravens tight end has reportedly [Joe Flacco](

Tight end Dennis Pitta isn't going anywhere.

The Ravens tight end has reportedly agreed to a restructured contract to stay with the team, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Friday evening.

General Manager Ozzie Newsome was asked about Pitta's status Friday afternoon and only said, "Dennis is still a Raven."

It hasn't been revealed what the restructure entails, but it was previously reported that Baltimore asked Pitta to take a pay cut. Pitta was due to make a base salary of $5.5 million with a salary-cap hit of $7.7 million in 2017, per Spotrac.

After two years away from football because of a second hip dislocation/fracture, Pitta also restructured his deal before last season, agreeing to a $4 million pay cut laden with player performance incentives.

He ended up earning back $3 million after leading all NFL tight ends in receptions (86), which were also a Ravens team high. He played in all 16 games (12 starts), and was one of the team's most durable players. It was a massive comeback year for the 31-year-old veteran.

While Pitta returned to being one of quarterback

's favorite targets, his yards per catch average (8.5 yards) was below his career average and among the bottom of NFL tight ends. He caught just two touchdowns.

The Ravens have a full tight ends room, as Pitta is joined by veteran Benjamin Watson, who is coming off a season-ending Achilles injury, Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams, Nick Boyle and Darren Waller.

It remains to be seen how that position will shake out, but Pitta's reported decision to stay means the Ravens will have Flacco's good friend and reliable, chain-moving pass catcher still in the fold. In an offseason in which the Ravens have said they want to do everything they can to help Flacco, that's a big development. ">agreed to a restructured contract to stay with the team, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Friday evening.

General Manager Ozzie Newsome was asked about Pitta's status Friday afternoon and only said, "Dennis is still a Raven."

It hasn't been revealed what the restructure entails, but it was previously reported that Baltimore asked Pitta to take a pay cut. Pitta was due to make a base salary of $5.5 million with a salary-cap hit of $7.7 million in 2017, per Spotrac.

After two years away from football because of a second hip dislocation/fracture, Pitta also restructured his deal before last season, agreeing to a $4 million pay cut laden with player performance incentives.

He ended up earning back $3 million after leading all NFL tight ends in receptions (86), which were also a Ravens team high. He played in all 16 games (12 starts), and was one of the team's most durable players. It was a massive comeback year for the 31-year-old veteran.

While Pitta returned to being one of quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite targets, his yards per catch average (8.5 yards) was below his career average and among the bottom of NFL tight ends. He caught just two touchdowns.

The Ravens have a full tight ends room, as Pitta is joined by veteran Benjamin Watson, who is coming off a season-ending Achilles injury, Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams, Nick Boyle and Darren Waller.

It remains to be seen how that position will shake out, but Pitta's reported decision to stay means the Ravens will have Flacco's good friend and reliable, chain-moving pass catcher still in the fold. In an offseason in which the Ravens have said they want to do everything they can to help Flacco, that's a big development.

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