Ravens coach John Harbaugh said early this week that tight end Dennis Pitta will play against the Vikings in Week 14 if he’s able to play after going through the week of practice.
The week of practice has come to an end and the Ravens haven’t made any move to put Pitta on the 53-man roster. It hasn’t been ruled out, though, and Harbaugh said Friday that there’s a “reasonable chance” that Pitta is in the lineup. For his part, Pitta said that nothing’s definite while sounding like he’s ready to give it a go.
“Ultimately it’s up to me and how I feel. We’ll see, we’ll make some decisions in next couple days,” Pitta said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “You always want to see how you respond. It will be nice to take that first hit”
Per Wilson, the expectation around the team is that Pitta will play in a limited role this Sunday. His return should be a boost to the team’s offense and, by extension, their chances of earning a playoff spot as long as he’s healthy enough to give the team something close to the kind of production that resulted in 61 catches last season.