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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ravens Injury Update: Baltimore seeking Dennis Pitta replacement

By on 9/25/2014 05:00:00 PM

For at least the remainder of the season, the Baltimore Ravens will be without one of their star playmakers. Tight end Dennis Pitta, who missed twelve games in 2013 with a dislocated hip, has dislocated the same hip and has subsequently been placed on Injured Reserve.

Pitta, one of Joe Flacco’s favorite targets, ended his season with 16 receptions for 125 yards and no touchdowns.

Because the Ravens like to run a lot of two tight end sets, they reportedly worked out a number of them on Tuesday; including former Chicago Bear and Seattle Seahawk Kellen Davis. Davis, a seven-year veteran, has mostly been a blocking tight end over the course of his career, however he has accumulated twelve receiving touchdowns.

The Ravens offense will more than likely rely heavily on the talents of Owen Daniels, who scored a pair of touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week two. In addition to Daniels, the team has Crockett Gilmore, a rookie who throughout training camp was cited for his toughness, and Phillip Supernaw, who was recently promoted from the practice squad.

If the Ravens are in the market for a top-tier veteran TE, they may also want to put in a call to
Jermichael Finely. Finely was cleared for contact by his doctor back in May, after suffering momentary paralysis and a bruised spinal cord in 2013, while with the Green Bay Packers.

However, the only sure thing for now is that the Ravens will have to get used to life without Dennis Pitta.

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