It didn’t take long for an answer. The Ravens announced that Pitta was returning to practice on Wednesday, opening a three-week window for the team to evaluate his condition and decide if he’ll be activated from injured reserve.
“It feels awesome to be able to get back and be in meetings with the guys and be able to hit the field a little bit,” Pitta said, via the team’s website. “I feel great. I’m going to take it slow though and make sure I can integrate myself back in, and I’m feeling good.”
Neither Harbaugh nor Pitta speculated about when Pitta might be ready to play in a game, although the prospect of putting him back into the passing game has to be an appealing one as the Ravens try to get themselves into playoff position in the final weeks of the season.