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.