Data Scout Notes: AP2nd/WCamp1st/AFCA/1stC/MackeyFinalist/PLombardi/PBiletnikoff/09Mackey/P1st/1st team
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 4/114 -- Dennis Pitta, TE, 6-4, 245, BYU, This was the surprise pick, especially after the Ravens selected Dickson one round earlier. Pitta is another pass-catching tight end who has soft hands. Unlike Dickson, he isn't considered an explosive athlete. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Dennis Pitta News
10/25/13 - TE Dennis Pitta is unlikely to return until late November or December, but coach John Harbaugh said the player remains on schedule as he recovers from a fractured and dislocated right hip.
09/03/13 - TE Dennis Pitta (hip surgery) has been ruled out. Pitta is expected to be placed on injured reserve-designated to return.
09/03/13 - The Baltimore Ravens officially placed tight end Dennis Pitta on the injured reserve-designated for return list Wednesday.
Pitta underwent surgery during the summer to repair a dislocated hip. The recovery time is estimated at three to four months, but the IR designation would allow him to return for Week 9 of the regular season.
Ed Dickson, Pitta's replacement at tight end, has battled a hamstring injury during the preseason but is expected to play in Thursday night's season opener against the Denver Broncos.
The 28-year-old Pitta had 61 receptions for 669 yards and seven touchdowns last season during the Ravens' run to the Super Bowl championship.
08/31/13 - TE Dennis Pitta's season might not be over quite yet.
Pitta was injured in late July suffering a dislocated hip. He had surgery to repair the hip and had a bone fragment removed. At that time, coach John Harbaugh said Pitta was not a candidate for the injured-reserve-designated-to-return designation because the injury would take more than a year to recover from sufficiently.
But Pitta did not suffer any ligament or cartilage damage, which is why the Ravens think he might still be able to contribute late in the season.
The Ravens can't use the designation until next week.
"I would say things are progressing favorably toward that," Harbaugh told the Baltimore Sun. "He's doing a really good job. I saw him today. He spent some time with (team owner) Steve Bisciotti today, too."
08/26/13 - TE Dennis Pitta broke and dislocated his hip and underwent surgery, but coach John Harbaugh said there's a slight chance he could return late in the season.