The Ravens announced on Sunday afternoon that Shiancoe has agreed to a one-year contract.
The move was widely expected, and the Ravens were interested in Shiancoe even before Pitta got hurt. But while Shiancoe should provide some solid depth at the position, he’s no replacement for Pitta. Last year Pitta had 61 catches for 669 yards. The 33-year-old Shiancoe has never reached 60 catches or 600 yards in any season of his 10-year NFL career, and last year Shiancoe appeared in just four games with the Patriots and didn’t catch a single pass.
Pitta suffered a dislocated hip at Saturday’s practice and is expected to miss the entire season.