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TE Dennis Pitta - Baltimore Ravens

6-5, 245Born: 1-1-1985College: Brigham YoungDrafted: Round 4

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Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) underwent hip surgery Monday, Sept. 22, and will miss the rest of the 2014 season.

Week 5: at Indianapolis Colts

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs CIN 10 83 0 0
2 vs PIT 3 30 0 0
3 at CLE 3 12 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs PIT (4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta didn't receive the same volume of targets he did in week 1 but looked reliable and solid in his opportunities. He's still Flacco's most trusted target over the middle of the field. Pitta finds holes in zones constantly and is athletic enough to exploit man coverage. He did on one such play lined up in the slot across from Shazier. He ran a simple slant route leaving Shazier in the dust for a gain of 20. The two touchdowns may be concerning for Pitta's outlook. Pitta was blocking on both of Daniels' touchdowns and was often running to the flat while Daniels made catches over the middle. Pitta did come wide open in the end zone but immediate interior pressure didn't allow Flacco to see Pitta open until too late.

2014 Week 3 vs CLE (3 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)

Dennis Pitta was targeted early in the game and appeared to be a key component in the game plan before his injury. Pitta released on a tight end screen but as he turned his hips to get upfield, he stumbled and fell. It was a noncontact injury that has been diagnosed as a hip dislocation likely to land him on injured reserve.

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Latest News

Ravens | Dennis Pitta's surgery a success (Wed Sep 24, 02:11 PM) - 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.

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Ravens | Dennis Pitta to IR (Tue Sep 23, 06:19 PM) - The Baltimore Ravens placed TE Dennis Pitta (hip) on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 23, officially ending the tight end's season.

Our View: Bad news for Joe Flacco and the Ravens passing game here. Pitta was a security blanket for Flacco, and now he'll have to look elsewhere. Owen Daniels now steps forward as the primary tight end. Rookie Crockett Gillmore will see an increased role as the TE2 when the team uses two-tight end sets.
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Ravens | BAL trying out TEs (Tue Sep 23, 11:43 AM) - The Baltimore Ravens are working out TEs Emmanuel Ogbuehi, Jake Murphy, Matt Mulligan and Kellen Davis. Dennis Pitta (hip) is headed to the Reserve/Injured list.

Our View: With Pitta lost for the year, the Ravens are doing their due diligence. Owen Daniels now steps into the starting role, and rookie Crockett Gillmore is now the primary backup. We should see Gillmore on the field a bit more because the Gary Kubiak system features two-tight end sets often.
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta out for season (Mon Sep 22, 05:15 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) underwent hip surgery Monday, Sept. 22, and will miss the rest of the 2014 season.

Our View: A big blow to the Ravens offense here. Pitta is a security blanket for QB Joe Flacco, and the Gary Kubiak offense features two-tight end sets regularly. Now Owen Daniels will step into the TE1 role. Rookie Crockett Gillmore will now get more snaps as the team's TE2.
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Ravens | Dennis Pitta also has fracture (Mon Sep 22, 03:30 PM) - 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.

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Schedule

5@ Indianapolis Colts
6@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7vs Atlanta Falcons
8@ Cincinnati Bengals
9@ Pittsburgh Steelers
10vs Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs San Diego Chargers
14@ Miami Dolphins
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Cleveland Browns