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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.

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33 Responses to “Report: Dennis Pitta dislocated hip, again”
  1. george1859 says: Jun 2, 2017 6:37 PM

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

  2. pointtwopsiistheissue says: Jun 2, 2017 6:41 PM

    The frame gate curse continues.

  3. waynefontesismyfather says: Jun 2, 2017 6:43 PM

    #done #rip

  4. drfeelyouup says: Jun 2, 2017 6:47 PM

    I hope Gary Barnidge doesn’t go to Dumpmore.

  5. binarymath says: Jun 2, 2017 6:48 PM

    “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.

  6. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 2, 2017 6:53 PM

    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!

  7. RogerThat! says: Jun 2, 2017 7:01 PM

    Lying Snitch Karma

  8. mongo3401 says: Jun 2, 2017 7:09 PM

    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.

  9. pittsburghdamned says: Jun 2, 2017 7:24 PM

    Another soft Raven

  10. FinFan68 says: Jun 2, 2017 7:25 PM

    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

  11. realtruthteller100 says: Jun 2, 2017 7:27 PM

    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.

  12. jmdanieli says: Jun 2, 2017 7:27 PM

    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!
    OMG, the irony in that statement, by one of the biggest FOOLS on here, LOL!!

  13. lennylyles says: Jun 2, 2017 7:33 PM

    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

  14. stucats says: Jun 2, 2017 7:44 PM


    just walk away while you still can, football is a nasty sport & i am sure you have made enough $ in your career.

  15. tombradysdeflatedballs says: Jun 2, 2017 7:48 PM

    So young, so angry…..

  16. backintheday99 says: Jun 2, 2017 7:51 PM

    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.

  17. pointtwopsiistheissue says: Jun 2, 2017 8:02 PM

    Wow, as my 90 yo aunt says,now that’s rich, drool calling someone a fool! How ironic!!

  18. bazookajoeflacco says: Jun 2, 2017 8:31 PM

    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.

  19. walker1191 says: Jun 2, 2017 8:58 PM

    I hate to hear this.

    The guys give up so much to play this game.

  20. cobrala2 says: Jun 2, 2017 9:41 PM

    That’s a shame.

  21. mashoaf says: Jun 2, 2017 10:02 PM

    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

  22. gromit45 says: Jun 2, 2017 10:06 PM

    Dang! So good a player when healthy but awful injury luck. What could have been.

  23. flaccodelic says: Jun 2, 2017 11:12 PM

    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.

  24. 8oneanddones says: Jun 3, 2017 12:14 AM

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

  25. flaccounibrow says: Jun 3, 2017 12:23 AM

    Hate the Ravens, but respect the heck out of them…I hate to hear this.

  26. streetyson says: Jun 3, 2017 8:18 AM

    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.

  27. nhpats says: Jun 3, 2017 8:48 AM

    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.

  28. the8man says: Jun 3, 2017 9:29 AM

    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!

  29. ahostiletakeover says: Jun 3, 2017 10:14 AM

    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.

  30. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 3, 2017 12:10 PM

    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.

  31. msstiller58 says: Jun 3, 2017 1:49 PM

    A great player, I’m so sorry this happened to him.

  32. bingobrown12 says: Jun 3, 2017 2:43 PM

    That sounds quite painful.

  33. clashpoint says: Jun 3, 2017 8:10 PM

    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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