Report: Dennis Pitta dislocated hip, again

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The news for Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was as bad as it could be. Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, Pitta has one again dislocated his hip.

It’s the third time Pitta has suffered the same injury, and it likely means the end of the road for the 31-year-old pass-catching tight end who when healthy has been among the best tight ends in the NFL.

After missing most of the 2013 season, most of the 2014 season, and all of 2015, Pitta appeared in all 16 games a year ago, catching 86 passes for 729 yards and two touchdowns.

The Ravens have five other tight ends on the roster. They may now be in the market for another — specifically, for one that can replace Pitta’s production in the passing game.

33 responses to “Report: Dennis Pitta dislocated hip, again

  1. …and who, other than Dennis Pitta is surprised?
    Dear God, save your body man….

  2. “The Ravens have five other tight ends on the roster. They may now be in the market for another — specifically, for one that can replace Pitta’s production in the passing game.”

    So, 6 TEs on the 90-man roster, but only Pitta had pass-catching abilities?

    That leaves Ozzie as the top TE in the organization.

  3. The frame gate curse continues.

    Ah yes it does…but as you have proven so does dumb gate. Everybody can do dumb things once and be forgiven but you are making a career out of it stop….you look like a fool!

  4. Pounced from Miami will be the next one to hang up the cleats because of a hip. Difference is Mik Pouncey somehow cashed in on one good season.

  5. It is not easy to dislocate a hip. But, once you manage to do it, it is not easy to keep it from happening again

  6. a lotta ppl here are sayin he should retire. but really the last thing u wanna be is a retiree with a bad hip. if any thing pita should play forever, or at least finish out his contract like a honorable man.

  7. Ah yes it does…but as you have proven so does dumb gate. Everybody can do dumb things once and be forgiven but you are making a career out of it stop….you look like a fool!
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    OMG, the irony in that statement, by one of the biggest FOOLS on here, LOL!!

  8. The same fan base that throws racial slurs at Adam Jones is on here writing derogatory comments after a man’s career has ended to a devastating injury. Boston/New England fans=NO CLASS

  9. I remember that draft. I was hoping the Giants would draft a TE. They went JPP instead of Iupati (I was not happy) but I thought Gresham was a reach.

    Then I was hoping for Gronkowski or Hernandez but was pretty sure the Giants would take neither (injury prone and the bad rep guy). That left Pitta. Who picks him one spot ahead of the Giants…..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    So I’ve been following his career and I still would have been thrilled had they taken him. He had a good career despite the injuries.

    I hope he gets the proper health care and has no permanent pain.

    Good luck Mr. Pitta, some of us are amazed at your perseverance and obvious talent.

  10. Very sad news. After the second dislocation everyone said he was done but he rehabbed hard and came back and had a very respectable season last year. This is absolutley the end for him but Baltimore fans will always appreciate his effort. He was the most clutch receiver on the team for several seasons. Best of luck Pitta no shame in what youve done here. Even caught a TD in the superbowl how cool is that.

  11. The next stop is Canton. He can make the hall of fame for the potential he should have fulfilled if not for injuries… just like TD

  12. I am a huge Pitta fan but this certainly must be the end of the road for his own good. Really a shame when you see guys who had great ability and work ethic get taken down by injury.

  13. He was money during their super bowl run. Good thing he signed that contract shortly before the first hip injury.

  14. Good player, but probably shouldn’t have been moved from WR in college – not because he wasn’t any good as a TE but because 238lbs is just getting too lightweight for a TE in the modern NFL. He’s nearly 30lbs lighter than the likes of Graham and Gronk, and 20lbs lighter even than Celek. And that WR’s frame just can’t expect to survive the pounding a TE gets thoughout an entire career.

  15. This is really too bad but it is now time for him to retire. He needs to look at his long term health and quality of life.

  16. I live in B-more, surrounded by Ravens fans. This cat was as good as there was when healthy. And honestly, Flacco hasn’t been the same without him. The Ravens will miss this guy.

    This sucks for him and Ravens fans. He’s got that ring and a lot of great memories. And Pitta’s smart and charismatic. He’ll catch on with someone doing pregame or postgame.

    Go Patriots!

  17. Hang it up now while you can still walk around with your big family. You had a solid career, played in and won a Super Bowl and even caught a TD in it. Ravens fans appreciate all you brought to the team but time to think about yourself, it won’t get any easier since you’ve been over that 30 year old mark for a bit now.

  18. He had some big games against the Pats and I always thought he was one of the better TEs in the game when he was healthy.

    Its bad for fans of every team when a player like this gets injured and knocked off the field, whether for a season or for good. True fans of the game appreciate great play no matter what team the guy is on.

  19. All respect for Dennis Pitta from this Steelers fan. Dude played with class, was respected in that locker room, and you never heard bad things about him in the media other than his injuries. Good luck to him going forward.

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