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Mon, 04 May 2015 14:18:48 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) may have an unclear future in Baltimore if he is even able to play next season. TE Maxx Williams was selected in the second round and is primed to take over Pitta's role if necessary.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta has been dealing with serious hip issues for years now, so it's unclear just how effective he will be if he does take the field. If he can play, there could be somewhat of a committee approach with Pitta and Williams. Neither should be looked at as a TE1 this year.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:39:53 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is participating in the team's voluntary conditioning program that started Monday, April 20. Pitta's career remains in doubt after fracturing his right hip twice in the past two seasons and the Ravens don't expect to know his availability for the 2015 season until the summer.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta collected a career high seven receiving touchdowns in 2012 but has been limited to just seven games in the two seasons since. Set to turn 29 years old in June, a healthy Pitta can still be a valuable fantasy asset at one of the thinnest positions.
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:50:19 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is trying to work his way back from a second hip dislocation. "I'm praying that Dennis comes back and he's healthy enough and they come to a solution and he feels comfortable," team owner Steve Bisciotti said Wednesday, April 1.
Fantasy Tip: The Ravens have discussed tight ends in free agency, most recently looking at Rob Housler. Pitta can be a solid fantasy contributor when he is healthy, but his status for 2015 is still very murky at this point.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:44:07 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has not heard anything definitive from doctors about getting cleared for football activities, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said the hip is healthy enough to live a great life, but football is unknown.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta is coming off two major hip injuries, and could likely be available as a late-TE2 in traditional drafts this fall.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:41:32 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is a question mark entering the 2015 season, and head coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal about Pitta's status a couple of weeks ago. The team will likely address the situation in the offseason because TE Crockett Gillmore is the only other tight end under contract.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta is immensely talented, but he has had two major hip injuries. He's likely to be available for a late-TE2 flyer in traditional drafts.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:19:03 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) met with some specialists last week, but the team is not expected to have an update on his status for a few weeks, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said he has talked with the team's trainer about the situation but does not want to discuss it at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta's status for 2015 is still uncertain, so owners should monitor the situation to receive a better idea on his availability. Pitta could be considered a low-end No. 1 or No. 2 tight end in fantasy drafts if he is able to play next season.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:32:18 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will visit a couple specialists this week regarding his dislocated hip. Pitta says he's cautiously optimistic. Head coach John Harbaugh has already expressed that Pitta is expected to make a full recovery and play again next season.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:23:41 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is expected to make a full recovery and play again next season, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Pitta has been told that his hip injury is not career-ending. He is currently on the Reserve/Injured list.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:48:54 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) may never be able to play football again after two surgeries on a fractured and dislocated hip in as many seasons.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:11:32 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) underwent "successful" surgery to fix a fractured, dislocated hip Monday, Sept. 22, according to a team source. He's expected to return to Baltimore within a week, but he faces a long road toward recovery. It's unknown if Pitta will try to resume his career after this injury, but teammates are predicting that he'll return.
Fantasy Tip: You can drop Pitta in all leagues. Owen Daniels will see the majority of targets at the position in place of Pitta, and he's a solid option at FantasyScore this week against the Carolina Panthers. Daniels will cost you $7,000 (14.0% of cap).
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:19:35 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens placed TE Dennis Pitta (hip) on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 23, officially ending the tight end's season.
Fantasy Tip: Owen Daniels is definitely worth a pickup, especially for Dennis Pitta owners. Daniels is priced at $7,000 on FantasyScore this week.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:15:34 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) underwent hip surgery Monday, Sept. 22, and will miss the rest of the 2014 season.
Fantasy Tip: Owen Daniels should become the starting tight end for the rest of the season. Daniels should have a role in the passing game and could be an option in some weeks based on the matchup. Owners on FantasyScore could consider using their money on a better tight end this week.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:30:04 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) also has a fracture in his right hip, according to a source. Pitta will likely undergo surgery for the dislocated and fractured hip.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:22:27 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will likely undergo surgery to repair his dislocated right hip, according to a source. Pitta's timetable for a return is unknown at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Owen Daniels could make for a really nice waiver wire pickup while Pitta is out.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:38:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) suffered a dislocated hip in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns. He will have tests Monday, Sept. 22, to check for a possible fracture.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta is likely to miss time, so Owen Daniels should ascend to the top of the depth chart at the tight end position. Daniels could re-emerge as a low-end No. 1 fantasy option.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:29:24 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has gone to a local hospital in Cleveland to undergo X-rays and further examination on his injured hip. Pitta likely will undergo an MRI as well.
Fantasy Tip: Owen Daniels should take over as the starting tight end if Pitta is out for a significant amount of time. Owners should consider adding Daniels to their team if they need a tight end. Daniels could also be a good buy on FantasyScore next week if he gets the start.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:05:05 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) was carted off after suffering a right hip injury during the team's Week 3 game.
Fantasy Tip: The severity of the injury is not known at this point, but it looks like Pitta did suffer a significant injury. Owen Daniels likely would take over as the starting tight end if Pitta misses time and could be a useful option on FantasyScore, depending on the price.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:21:27 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (ankle) is taking part in practice Wednesday, Aug. 13. Pitta's participation level is not known at this point.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:27:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (ankle) was not able to do much during practice Monday, Aug. 11. Pitta said his injured ankle is feeling better and does not think he will be out for long.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta can take his time returning since it is just the preseason. It would be good for Pitta to get some preseason time in the new offense, but he is still expected to be a solid contributor in the passing game. Pitta should be considered as a low-end No. 1 tight end that has more value in point-per-reception leagues.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:03:46 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta is a low-end TE1 or a strong TE2.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:30:48 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 10, because of an undisclosed injury.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:23:23 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta has been in constant motion in formations during the offseason practices. He's expected to line up in tight end alignments, split out wide and in the backfield.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta's already large target potential should be aided by any increase in snaps. He's a midrange TE1 with the potential for more in reception-rewarding games.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 08:44:24 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels said he and TE Dennis Pitta will catch a lot of passes this upcoming season because of the scheme offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has brought to the team. "We will [catch a lot of balls]. That's just the way this offense is built," Daniels said. "I'm sure Dennis will be happy with it."
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 08:43:58 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) said he is feeling healthy but indicated he has things to work out before being 100 percent. "I feel good. I feel really healthy. I feel 100 percent," Pitta said. "But there are still things that I work through. I would say I'm on my way to getting all the way back."
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 08:48:17 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens don't expect TE Owen Daniels to serve as their No. 1 tight end this season, as they already have TE Dennis Pitta on roster. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak likes to use two tight ends frequently, and he might install that as the base offense.
Fantasy Tip: Daniels and Pitta will be on the field together often, so they'll eat into each other's production. Both are great red zone threats, as well. Pitta has been one of Joe Flacco's favorite targets in the past, so he'll probably favor him over Daniels, at least initially.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:02:56 -0700
Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels signed an undisclosed one-year deal with the team Thursday, April 3. Daniels and TE Dennis Pitta are expected to be on the field often in two tight end sets. The Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers were also interested in Daniels.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:16:03 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with free-agent TE Owen Daniels (Texans) Thursday, April 3.
Fantasy Tip: Daniels has plenty of familiarity with new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who was the head coach for Daniels in Houston. The Ravens could use plenty of two tight end sets with Dennis Pitta, but this signing will probably put Daniels ahead of Pitta on the depth chart. Baltimore has some nice pieces in the receiving game now to give Joe Flacco plenty of options. Daniels has potential to be a steady midrange TE1.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 07:36:59 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta said he is close to getting back to full strength after a hip injury in 2013. Pitta will be able to participate in the team's full offseason program that starts next month. "The big thing for me right now is just continue to strengthen my hip and my leg and all that," Pitta said. "Typically, you don't regain that four months after surgery, and so that's something that I continue to work on, and I've been training and trying to get that to 100 percent, which I'm close."
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:08:49 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta's contract included an $11 million signing bonus, and he has a 2014 cap figure of $3.2 million.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:44:16 -0800
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta's new contract includes $16 million in guaranteed money. Pitta will also receive $21 million in the first three years of the contract.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:56:42 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens re-signed TE Dennis Pitta to a five-year contract extension worth $32 million Friday, Feb. 28.
Fantasy Tip: Pitta should still be one of Joe Flacco's favorite targets, assuming he can stay healthy. Having a full offseason without worrying about the contract will help as well. Pitta should be one of the top tight ends in football in 2014. He is more of a midrange TE1, but he is more valuable in PPR leagues.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:02:52 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens have made progress in contract talks with impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta, but no deal is imminent at this point.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:43:03 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens have made negotiations with TE Dennis Pitta a major priority.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:26:33 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens met with the representatives for impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta Saturday, Feb. 22. No deal between the two sides is imminent at this point.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:00:14 -0800
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he is optimistic that the team will be able to re-sign impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta and OT Eugene Monroe this offseason. Harbaugh said there is a chance that Pitta will hit the free-agent market.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:19:05 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens are in talks with impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta but are "far apart" on the numbers, according to sources. Pitta is a prime candidate for the franchise tag unless the two sides can work something out by March 3. Pitta could file a grievance if he receives the tag to be designated as a wide receiver franchise number of $11.5 million instead of the tight end tag of $6.709 million.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:46:58 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens' evaluation of whether to use the franchise tag on free-agent TE Dennis Pitta is complicated by the uncertainty of exactly how much it would cost. It's uncertain if Pitta would fall under the franchise tag number for a tight end or a wide receiver, which is a difference of nearly $5 million. Pitta ran 79.7 percent of his routes last year out of the slot, and that was the highest rate among qualifying tight ends.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:23:45 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta could argue as a wide receiver if the team places the tight-end franchise tag on him. He could make around $6.7 million as a tight end and $11.5 million as a wide receiver.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 18:15:20 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens probably will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta if they are not able to reach a long-term deal with him.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:12:25 -0800
The Detroit Lions could consider pursuing Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta this offseason depending on his asking price. Head coach Jim Caldwell coached Pitta when they were both with the Ravens.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:32:57 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens are expected to try to re-sign impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta, OT Eugene Monroe, LB Daryl Smith and WR Jacoby Jones before the start of free agency.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:58:10 -0800
The New England Patriots could pursue Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta this offseason if he becomes available in the free-agent market.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:42:33 -0800
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he has a high opinion on impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta and believes he will be a big part of the offense next season.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:38:03 -0800
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta may look to be classified as a wide receiver if he receives the franchise tag because he is often split out wide. The tag for tight ends is expected to be around $6.7 million, while the tag for wide receivers is expected to be around $11.5 million.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:41:38 -0800
The Baltimore Ravens could look to take a tight end in one of the early rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft even if they are able to re-sign impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:26:25 -0800
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the team could use their franchise tag this year on TE Dennis Pitta.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:12:57 -0800
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta, OT Eugene Monroe and LB Daryl Smith are expected to be the top priorities for the team to re-sign this offseason.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:18:02 -0800
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the hip injury to TE Dennis Pitta significantly altered the team's offensive plans heading into the season.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:19:49 -0800
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is active for the Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 16.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:26:19 -0800
Although Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta returned to the lineup on Sunday, Dec. 8, the team still wants TE Dallas Clark to be an integral part of the lineup and he will play at the first opportunity. "Dallas is going to be a big part of what we're doing going forward," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "It just depends on the game plan and how the offensive coaches decide to put that together."