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Ravens sign Billy Bajema

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With tight end Dennis Pitta out for most of training camp and the preseason with a broken hand, the Ravens needed a body to help Ed Dickson over the next month.

Enter Billy Bajema. The Ravens announced Wednesday that they have signed the veteran tight end as a free agent to help fill the void left by Pitta.

Bajema, who started 12 games for the Rams in 2011 and 25 over the last three seasons, isn’t going to replace Pitta in the passing game. He had just nine catches last season and his career high of 14 is just about what Baltimore got from Pitta in Week 17 and the playoffs. His blocking could be useful in the running game, though, and he’ll have a chance to stay on as the third tight end once Pitta recovers.

Bajema was originally a seventh-round pick of the 49ers in 2005. He played four years in San Francisco before moving to St. Louis and, now, Baltimore.

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6 Responses to “Ravens sign Billy Bajema”
  1. ingraven says: Aug 1, 2012 10:59 AM

    We miss you already Pitta.

  2. Steeley McBeam says: Aug 1, 2012 11:00 AM

    This teams desperate for healthy bodies. Not a good start to the season.

  3. getyourownname says: Aug 1, 2012 11:13 AM

    Pitta will be back when the season starts.

    Speaking of camp bodies, they do have all their WRs signed.

  4. steeelfann says: Aug 1, 2012 11:39 AM

    I thought they signed the guy that owns all the Japanese Steakhouses. Man, I was worried.

  5. gabefergy says: Aug 1, 2012 12:11 PM

    I heard the Ravens really wanted Leonard Pope, but some team had already snatched him up!

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 1, 2012 12:25 PM

    I just asked my friend last night if he knew what happen to Billy Bajema.

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