If tight end Dennis Pitta is going to play this season, we’ll find out this week.
Pitta has been practicing with the Ravens for the last two weeks after opening the season on the physically unable to prepare list because of last year’s dislocated hip, which means that he needs to be activated on Wednesday or shut down for the remainder of the year. Pitta suffered the same injury in 2013, so he’s played just seven games in the last two years and there’s been much doubt about whether he’ll be able to resume his playing career.
When Pitta started practicing, he said he felt that if he couldn’t play this year then he probably can’t return to the field at all. Coach John Harbaugh didn’t give much of a hint about which way things will go on Monday, but did say that Pitta has looked good in practice.
“He did look good in practice,” Harbaugh said, via the team’s website. “We had a tough time covering him. He was doing stuff from the look team and made a bunch of plays out there and just kind of looked like his old self out there.”
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Pitta will meet with doctors on Tuesday. The Ravens could use all the help they can find in the receiving corps, although that need should be well behind Pitta’s health when it comes time to make the ultimate call.