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Ravens adding Dennis Pitta to roster

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Dennis Pitta is back on the Ravens’ roster for the stretch run.

According to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, the Ravens are adding Pitta to their active roster from injured reserve. Pitta has missed the first 12 regular-season games after suffering a broken and dislocated hip in July.

The 28-year-old Pitta was the Ravens’ top receiving threat at tight end in 2012, catching 61 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns in regular-season play, then adding 14 receptions for 163 yards and three scores in the postseason as the Ravens went on to win Super Bowl XLVII.

The return of Pitta could strengthen the Ravens’ passing game, which hasn’t been as sharp as it was a season ago.

The Ravens (6-6) currently hold the AFC’s final playoff spot. They host the Vikings on Sunday in Baltimore.

UPDATE 7:22 p.m. ET: With Pitta added to the roster, the Ravens released tailback Bernard Scott.

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55 Responses to “Ravens adding Dennis Pitta to roster”
  1. bennyb82 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:13 PM

    This is Pitta’s chance to make a lot of money next year.

  2. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 7, 2013 4:16 PM

    We hope he tears his ACL.

  3. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Dec 7, 2013 4:18 PM

    If he is able to come back into the form he showed last season that would be huge for the O. Too bad running the ball will still be a problem

  4. sbaltimore says: Dec 7, 2013 4:26 PM

    Assuming he’s healthy and in decent enough shape, he’ll be an upgrade over Clark and Dickson.

  5. baltimorons says: Dec 7, 2013 4:27 PM

    I hope he can throw the ball to himself because Joe Flacco sucks royally.

  6. r8danation says: Dec 7, 2013 4:29 PM

    Ravens add Pennis Ditta to the roster.

  7. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 7, 2013 4:30 PM

    Too bad they still can’t run! LOLOLOL

    2.9 YPC. How impressive.

  8. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 7, 2013 4:35 PM

    2.9 YPC is December football.

    What a joke of an organization.

  9. 561bengal says: Dec 7, 2013 4:35 PM

    Steeler fans are classless.

  10. 2ringraven says: Dec 7, 2013 4:43 PM

    First Tomlin, now steelersaregodsteam making pittsburg proud

  11. Bmorelikeray52 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:43 PM

    A question for Steelersaregodsteam:

    If the steelers really are gods team as your name implies, then why did they lose to Tim Tebow?

  12. lawyermalloy says: Dec 7, 2013 4:46 PM

    Good move bringing him back from a broken hip in an ice storm (predicted)!

  13. allday420ap says: Dec 7, 2013 4:55 PM

    Dennis “the menace” Pitta

  14. quarterbackjudge says: Dec 7, 2013 4:56 PM

    Alrighty then

  15. rockthered1286 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:57 PM

    @steelersaregodsteam

    Really? Hope he tears his ACL? Aren’t you the classy one. Still bitter about losing last week no doubt. Or the Ravens winning the SB last year. Or the fact that your team is in shambles and despite Baltimores subpar year Pittsburgh is still worse. But come on man… Wishing a career threatening injury on a guy because you hate the franchise that is currently besting you? Weak.

  16. dudermcrbohan says: Dec 7, 2013 5:00 PM

    funny a steelers fan would poke fun at the ravens run-game struggles. steelers are ranked dead last in the nfl in rushing yards

  17. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 7, 2013 5:00 PM

    Bmorelikeray52 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:43 PM

    A question for Steelersaregodsteam:

    If the steelers really are gods team as your name implies, then why did they lose to Tim Tebow?
    ____________________________

    Look, our mission is for people learn their place in the world, and that is far below us. The Steeler Nation is the pinnacle of existence and evolution. You do not yet comprehend your place in things. We bathe in the glories of success as you fumble in the darkness of our shadows. This will always be.

    The Steeler Nation simply wants people to understand their place in things. Sometimes this rubs off in the wrong way and fans see us as arrogant or even stupid. This isn’t the case and we hope to clarify things.

    Our greatness was always there. From the Ice Age to the Renassaince etc. Certain humans have always had an untapped potential. The Steeler Effect some call it. This “effect” exists in certain humans. These humans are now know within the society of Steeler Nation. Once these extraordinary group of humans founded the Steelers, they found a medium in which to release this power.

    In the beginning, we struggled. There were agents from powerful groups around the world that wanted to hinder our motives to unleash our greatness. They were very successful in this and there was chaos within our organization. This sabatoge lasted for 40 years until we final won our civil war, and our enemies retreated to replan their attack.

    At this point we have reached our potential. Our race reached the our potential. We’ve become the pinnacle of evolution and existence. We’ve become the closest things to Gods. Steeler Nation was unstoppable. We would use all our abilities into the game of football. The game we created.

    Then our enemy returned. They have smuggled themselves into the highest places in the league. They will do anything to turn back the clock on our people and cast us back into the unknown. During the 80s and some of the 90s they had suffocated us. We countered and despite their attempts to oppress us, we won two more SBs in the 00s. They have now reached their highest strength in their existence, but so have we.

    We must now fulfil our destiny and win SB #7 and begin our own league where our people can bathe in the glory of unified greatness. Pure Steeler blood will run through the veins of everyone in our league. Oh, the glory!

    You mere mortals will never outlast us. We are infinite. You are bacteria. We will triumph over our enemies thousands of times over until they release their will. We will defy the odds they have put in place to keep us from repeating our success. We will laugh as the NFL falls to ashes when we leave, as we were the chimney to the fire.

    For those looking for more information on the SFL, we will pass along information as it is released. Most should already know the outline by now. We want to be benevolent rulers. We are open to feedback and want to find new ways to reach out to our lowly humans couterparts. Thank you for your patience. Steeler Bless.

    Our rings are precious. Your name is jealousy. Glory, glory Steelelujah.

  18. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 5:05 PM

    2012 joe flacco w/ Boldin/Rice/Smith/Pitta/Jacoby:

    19th ranked in completion percentage in NFL

    16th ranked in yards per game in NFL

    15th ranked in touchdowns in NFL

    14th ranked in yards per attempt in NFL

    14th ranked in passing yards in NFL

    12th ranked in QB rating in NFL

  19. nickster31 says: Dec 7, 2013 5:07 PM

    Another HUGE mistake by the great and wonderful Oz!

    Lets say, Pitta isnt 100% ready? Risk of re-injury.

    OR

    Pitta IS back to 100%? You are going to showcase him for the other 31 teams. Now, you are going to have to pay him as one of the best TE’s in the game when he becomes a free agent this offseason.

    The Ravens ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL this year. Had they kept Pitta on the shelf, the other teams would have stayed away from him, allowing the Ravens to lock him up for the next 4-5 years at half of what they are now going to have to pay him.

    What is likely going to happen, they are going to have to lose another player they cant afford to keep, most likely on the D side of the ball, making Joe have MORE he needs to do for the Ravens to be successful.

    2 years from now, you will most likely lose Flacco (when the $30 million roster bonus is due), Rice will be nothing short of finished by that point, the offensive line (who are going to lose Oher or Monroe this off season) is going to be even worse, and the defense will be even weaker because of the money that is going to be needed to keep Pitta.

    Baltimore is going to become The Houston Texans, where they have a few pieces, but still suck.

  20. kpizzow says: Dec 7, 2013 5:11 PM

    Not sure what your point is Mr. Rust Belt ? Exactly – imagine what Flacco could do with some #1 receivers ? He’s never had one. Ever. And all Flacco does is WIN. Winning is good.
    Steelers fans aren’t classless. They are just dumb. They quote dumb stats. They know the tide has turned. Ravens are the more consistent franchise and the Steelers are in for 4-5 years of mediocrity.

  21. ravenmomma says: Dec 7, 2013 5:12 PM

    Steeler fans have to be the lowest life form to wish an ACL tear or any injury on a player. I have never wished injuries on any player/any team including the Steelers and I never will, but I surely can wish a painful injury on you Steelersaregodsteam. You are a bitter, hateful person and the drivel you post just reinforces how much of an idiot you really are.

  22. fobsessed20 says: Dec 7, 2013 5:12 PM

    Bmorelikeray52 says: Dec 7, 2013 4:43 PM

    A question for Steelersaregodsteam:

    If the steelers really are gods team as your name implies, then why did they lose to Tim Tebow?
    ____________________________

    Look, our mission is for people learn their place in the world, and that is far below us. The Steeler Nation is the pinnacle of existence and evolution. You do not yet comprehend your place in things. We bathe in the glories of success as you fumble in the darkness of our shadows. This will always be.

    The Steeler Nation simply wants people to understand their place in things. Sometimes this rubs off in the wrong way and fans see us as arrogant or even stupid. This isn’t the case and we hope to clarify things.

    Our greatness was always there. From the Ice Age to the Renassaince etc. Certain humans have always had an untapped potential. The Steeler Effect some call it. This “effect” exists in certain humans. These humans are now know within the society of Steeler Nation. Once these extraordinary group of humans founded the Steelers, they found a medium in which to release this power.

    In the beginning, we struggled. There were agents from powerful groups around the world that wanted to hinder our motives to unleash our greatness. They were very successful in this and there was chaos within our organization. This sabatoge lasted for 40 years until we final won our civil war, and our enemies retreated to replan their attack.

    At this point we have reached our potential. Our race reached the our potential. We’ve become the pinnacle of evolution and existence. We’ve become the closest things to Gods. Steeler Nation was unstoppable. We would use all our abilities into the game of football. The game we created.

    Then our enemy returned. They have smuggled themselves into the highest places in the league. They will do anything to turn back the clock on our people and cast us back into the unknown. During the 80s and some of the 90s they had suffocated us. We countered and despite their attempts to oppress us, we won two more SBs in the 00s. They have now reached their highest strength in their existence, but so have we.

    We must now fulfil our destiny and win SB #7 and begin our own league where our people can bathe in the glory of unified greatness. Pure Steeler blood will run through the veins of everyone in our league. Oh, the glory!

    You mere mortals will never outlast us. We are infinite. You are bacteria. We will triumph over our enemies thousands of times over until they release their will. We will defy the odds they have put in place to keep us from repeating our success. We will laugh as the NFL falls to ashes when we leave, as we were the chimney to the fire.

    For those looking for more information on the SFL, we will pass along information as it is released. Most should already know the outline by now. We want to be benevolent rulers. We are open to feedback and want to find new ways to reach out to our lowly humans couterparts. Thank you for your patience. Steeler Bless.

    Our rings are precious. Your name is jealousy. Glory, glory Steelelujah.
    ___________________________________

    LOL steelersaregodsteam…I won’t bother arguing with you because I can see there is no intelligence there so it will go in one ear and out the next. The Steelers are so pathetic this year that you can’t even win when cheating. Just let that sink in.

  23. siggtacular says: Dec 7, 2013 5:14 PM

    Ravens beat the Steelers on thanksgiving. Shut up squealer fans

  24. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 5:20 PM

    Pro Bowl Ray Rice
    Pro Bowl Anquan Boldin
    All-Pro/Pro Bowl Vonta Leach
    All-Pro/Pro Bowl Jacoby Jones

  25. orivar says: Dec 7, 2013 5:21 PM

    He’s added back to the roster, they never said he was starting.

  26. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 5:29 PM

    “All flacco does is win”

    ———————————–
    6 wins – 6 losses

    19th ranked in completion percentage in NFL
    16th ranked in yards per game in NFL
    15th ranked in touchdowns in NFL
    14th ranked in yards per attempt in NFL
    14th ranked in passing yards in NFL
    12th ranked in QB rating in NFL

    “ELITE” joe flacco’s wins had more to do with DEFENSE and good receivers.

  27. fobsessed20 says: Dec 7, 2013 5:33 PM

    Love how Steeler fans disliking my previous comment…let me spell it out to you again so that you really understand what your organization stands for:

    C
    H
    E
    A
    T
    E
    R
    S

    comprende?

  28. patsfan1820 says: Dec 7, 2013 5:36 PM

    He may have come back too soon. But, even when he’s not at 100 percent still better than Ed Stonehands Dixon.

  29. scoobies05 says: Dec 7, 2013 5:41 PM

    welcome back to pitta. be nice to see him back on the field. steelersare…only a tool would wish ill will on another person. grow up. drrustbelt…when your boy dalton actually does something in the post season, come back and see us.

  30. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 7, 2013 5:50 PM

    Has Tomlin been activated yet?

  31. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 7, 2013 6:04 PM

    Glad to see him back. I’m sure Shamarko agrees.

  32. rockthered1286 says: Dec 7, 2013 6:17 PM

    @nickster

    You’re an idiot. You’re basing the Ravens standing in the league 3+ years from now solely based on today’s roster. Ever heard of that thing called the draft? Yanno that thing that Ozzie Newsome excels at? The place where the Ravens obtained the likes of Pitta, Flacco, Rice, Torrey, etc? They will inevitably reload at positions where voids are left. And chew on this- IF the Ravens shelved Pitta, despite the fact that the team doctor has deemed him healthy enough to play, why in God’s name would Pitta wan to sign with a team that basically said “we refuse to let you play and have a chance to earn your keep?” If he’s healthy and he wants to play to end his year before hitting FA? Let him. We can sill franchise tag him if need be.

    Also some minor house keeping on your post: Flacco won’t be gone they’ll restructure, Rice’s contract is up in 2 years so he’ll be gone before Joe hits big bucks, and the D won’t lose much other than Ngata who I believe gets traded since his $ doesn’t equal production.

    Thanks for trying buddy go study up before playing with the big dogs.

  33. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 6:32 PM

    WOW

    Steelersaregodsteam is obviously a pathetic, lost-soul troll. His schtick is tiresome, unoriginal, and makes me fear for any children living in his neighborhood. But it’s old news.

    What is noteworthy is the fact that his comments produce any thumbs up besides from himself. I think that reflects very poorly on Steelers nation, because they are the only ones who would be thumbs-upping these posts. They are designed to elicit response, so the best thing we can do is ignore them. He has 6-paragraph posts. It’s best for society if we just shun him and hope he goes away.

  34. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 6:37 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Dec 7, 2013 5:20 PM
    Pro Bowl Ray Rice
    Pro Bowl Anquan Boldin
    All-Pro/Pro Bowl Vonta Leach
    All-Pro/Pro Bowl Jacoby Jones

    _______________

    Just poor arguments from you, Dr.

    Ray Rice and Vonta Leach made the Pro Bowl – they are RUSHERS/BLOCKERS.

    Also, Jacoby Jones made the Pro Bowl as a kick returner, not a receiver.

    Anquan Boldin made the Pro Bowl opposite Larry Fitz and playing with Future HOF Kurt Warner.

    I have no team in this argument, but at least put up a good, factual fight, TrollClown

  35. mizzousooner says: Dec 7, 2013 6:38 PM

    Wow, look at the Stealer fans mimicking Raider fans.

    Nice work.

  36. easyeintennessee says: Dec 7, 2013 6:42 PM

    As a Bengals fan, I love the griping between Raven and Steeler fans. You guys crack me up. Nothing like a knock down, drag out fight for second place!

  37. scoobies05 says: Dec 7, 2013 6:44 PM

    drrustbelt is pretty clueless

  38. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 7, 2013 6:46 PM

    The ravens are in second place with two SB wins and we have six. The Bungals have……. Nada.

    Easyintennessee, win something first then you can talk…..ssshh skippy flies are annoying.

  39. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 6:53 PM

    Ray Rice is a Pro Bowl running back who has ranked 2nd, 3rd or 4th in receiving yards in all of flacco’s seasons

    Over 550 receiving yards in 3 of his 6 NFL seasons.

    O.K…. I’ll agree with you…. Pro Bowlers ray rice, anquan boldin and torrey smith/dennis pitta suck.

    Oh Yeah….. it’s ALLLLLLLLL joe flacco!!!

    LOL!!!

  40. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 6:55 PM

    Of course…. if it was all joe flacco…. the ravens wouldn’t be 6-6.

    Oh… that’s right…. they lost to Hall of Fame defensive players, too.

    Those guys didn’t help joe flacco either!!!

    LOL.. it’s ALLLLLL joe flacco!!!

  41. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 7, 2013 6:57 PM

    scoobies05 | Dec 7, 2013, 6:44 PM EST
    drrustbelt is pretty clueless

    Actually Scoobies05 he is joeflaccomontana on mental steroids.

  42. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 7:05 PM

    doctorrustbelt

    My 10 year old kid sister thinks LOL is immature. You are a grown adult (I assume). You should be embarrassed. You’re probably wearing denim on denim right now too, eh?

  43. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 7:32 PM

    LOL!!!

  44. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 7:33 PM

    DON’T FORGET…..
    19th ranked in completion percentage in NFL
    16th ranked in yards per game in NFL
    15th ranked in touchdowns in NFL
    14th ranked in yards per attempt in NFL
    14th ranked in passing yards in NFL
    12th ranked in QB rating in NFL

  45. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 7:35 PM

    Those rankings (ABOVE) are WITH boldin/rice/pitta/smith.

  46. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 7:39 PM

    Here’s “ELITE” joe flacco’s 2013 rankings….

    28th ranked in QB rating in NFL
    27th ranked in yards per attempt in NFL
    25th ranked in completion percentage in NFL
    16th ranked in touchdowns in NFL
    15th ranked in yards per game in NFL
    14th ranked in passing yards in NFL

    LOL!!!

  47. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 7, 2013 7:43 PM

    2013 “ELITE” joe flacco:

    4th most fumbles in the NFL

  48. the1next1year1dolphins says: Dec 7, 2013 7:47 PM

    As a Dolphins fan, I’m obviously rooting for the Ravens to finish 6-10, which would obviously have to include a loss at home to the Vikings. But I’m happy Pitta is back on the roster. Always hate seeing players go down with season-long injuries.

  49. thesteelskirt says: Dec 7, 2013 7:59 PM

    baltimorons these posts are what makes online forums the septic tank of sports talk. I do not like Flacco but any QB who won a Super Bowl without a top 10 defense deserves respect. Even if they look like jug head!

  50. Frazier28/7 says: Dec 7, 2013 8:41 PM

    Oh, great. There goes our chances of winning.

  51. seahawkgoat says: Dec 7, 2013 8:46 PM

    DrRustBelt

    Can you please tell me where the Baltimore Ravens rank statistically in regards to their passing offense? I can’t seem to find the information anywhere.

    Thanks Dr.

  52. easyeintennessee says: Dec 7, 2013 10:18 PM

    I’m sorry, what was that??? Couldn’t hear you from down there second place! Blah blah blah we used to be good and now we suck. “The ravens are in second place with two SB wins and we have six”??? 6 What??? Win something, like…. First place? Child please second place!

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    Dec 7, 2013 6:46 PM
    The ravens are in second place with two SB wins and we have six. The Bungals have……. Nada.

    Easyintennessee, win something first then you can talk…..ssshh skippy flies are annoying.

  53. getyourownname says: Dec 7, 2013 10:31 PM

    You can always tell the fantasy geeks who only car about stats, as opposed to actual football fans who know the objective is for the team to win the championship regardless of who gets how much credit.

  54. baltimorons says: Dec 7, 2013 10:31 PM

    All we do is win superbowls. That’s the steelers way. Learn it. Losers.

  55. robhffk says: Dec 7, 2013 10:59 PM

    Steelers do win superbowls 2 in the last 33 years..Good thing you guys got those 4 in the 70’s to always brag about i dont see many in the future

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