Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta had to be carted off the field after suffering an injury in practice today.
Pitta collided with safety James Ihedigbo, and went to the ground, CSNBaltimore reports. There’s no immediate word on the nature of Pitta’s injury.
Pitta caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns last season. With Anquan Boldin now in San Francisco, Pitta is the Ravens’ leading returning receiver.
The Ravens were expected to incorporate tight ends in the offense even more this season, with Pitta and Ed Dickson likely being on the field together in a lot of two-tight end sets. Free agent tight end Visanthe Shiancoe visited the Ravens on Friday, and if Pitta is out for any significant time, Shiancoe would seem to be a likely signing.