The Ravens knew they were going to be without Dennis Pitta for at least part of the season, and they found a familiar face to replace him on the roster.
The Ravens announced Pitta was placed on the injured reserve/designated for return list (somebody’s really got to come up with a snappier name for that), and was replaced on the roster by Billy Bajema.
Bajema was with the Ravens last season, but was part of final cuts last week.
The Ravens are holding out hope Pitta can return from his training camp hip injury, likely emboldened by the comeback of Terrell Suggs last offseason. It’s still a long shot, but it’s worth a shot if they can get him back late in the year.