Ravens trying to get Dennis Pitta to take another pay cut


Veteran tight end Dennis Pitta completed an impressive comeback last year from years of hip problems, now the Ravens want to dig into his hip pocket.

According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are trying to get Pitta to take a pay cut to create some more salary cap room heading into today’s spending.

The 31-year-old tight end is due to make $5.5 million as part of the long-term deal he signed in 2014. He took a $4 million pay cut last year but earned $3 million of that back in incentives after playing well.

He only played seven games in the previous three seasons, and none in 2015, but rebounded last year. He led all tight ends with 86 catches.

The Ravens figure to be active today, having reportedly reached wink-nod deals with running back Danny Woodhead and safety Tony Jefferson.

7 responses to “Ravens trying to get Dennis Pitta to take another pay cut

  1. Pitta isn’t really a TE but a slower WR (his college, BYU, moved him from WR to TE). He’s 30lbs lighter than other leading TEs, which perhaps explains why despite his catches, his overall yardage, average and YAC are all notably far lower than other leaders. And his injuries are testament to the fact that 238lbs might have still worked in college in 2009 but is just too light in today’s NFL.

  2. Pitta’s offseason and the Ravens would have been alot different if he or Darren Waller caught the TDs Joe threw them in the last Steelers game

  3. I love Pitta and his passion. Not many guys would have fought through the injuries he’s had. But it is time for the Ravens, and even more so, Joe to move on. I’m not sure what his cap hit would be if the Ravens cut him, but it might be a necessary evil to getting this team younger, faster and stronger.

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