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Week 7 Outlook
ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Baltimore Ravens have released tight end Dennis Pitta (hip) with an injury waiver on Wednesday.
Just days after Pitta dislocated his hip for the third time in four years, Baltimore released the injury-plagued tight end with an injury waiver. He'll likely undergo surgery to repair the injury, but that will not save his season or his career for that matter. It wouldn't be a shock if Pitta announced his retirement sooner rather than later.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting that doctors have confirmed Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (hip) has suffered a dislocated hip Friday at OTAs.
Pitta has officially suffered a severe hip injury, a dislocation, for the third time in four years Friday at OTAs. As a result, the 31-year-old tight end's career is in doubt moving forward. Although no long term decision on Pitta's playing future has been made, Garafolo believes he will indeed retire. Pitta is expected to undergo surgery to repair his hip in the near future.
Baltimore Ravens beat writer Jamison Hensley is reporting tight end Dennis Pitta (hip) suffered a hip injury at OTAs Friday.
Pitta suffered his third hip injury in four years on a non-contact play at OTAs Friday. The veteran tight end will undergo tests to determine its severity, but by how it sounds, his diagnosis could be unfavorable. Crockett Gilmore and Darren Waller will garner increased reps if Pitta is sidelined for an extended period of time.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta agreed to a restructured contract to remain with the club.
Pitta had an outstanding season in 2016, after not appearing in an NFL game since 2014 due to multiple hip injuries. Playing in all 16 games, Pitta produced an 86-729-2 stat line and earned the role as Baltimore's top tight end moving forward. Benjamin Watson, who missed all of 2016 with an Achilles injury, is the only tight end currently on the Ravens' roster who poses a threat to Pitta's job.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo told the media Baltimore Ravens brass "may balk" at the idea of paying tight end Dennis Pitta his $5.5 million salary due for 2017. Garafolo added that Pitta could be a free agent if the Ravens elect to move on from him.
Pitta, who caught a 86 targets for 729 yards -- both career highs -- and two touchdowns in 2016, could be on his way out of Baltimore because of his $5.5 million salary due for 2017. He accomplished those marks after not playing a meaningful NFL game since 2014 due to a lingering hip injury. Pitta, 31, could cash in on the open market if the Ravens decide to move on from him. The tight end position in this year's free agent class is light and headlined by Patriots big man Martellus Bennett.