Ravens announce that Dennis Pitta’s comeback is official

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When reports popped up that tight end Dennis Pitta was ready to come back, the Ravens said they’d let him say it when he was ready.

He’s apparently ready today, as the team announced that his deal had been restructured and that the star tight end was going to attempt a comeback from two years of hip injuries.

“Dennis wants to continue his playing career, and we want to give him that opportunity,” General Manager Ozzie Newsome said. “We have reworked his contract, and we’re excited to help him with his comeback. Everyone here wants Dennis to succeed.”

They’re not, however, commenting on how much of his $5 million in base salary went away, or how much of it he might re-acquire through incentives.

“I am thankful for this opportunity to continue my career,” Pitta stated. “I’m excited to get back to work with my teammates and for this organization. Physically, I feel great and am ready to begin building toward a successful 2016 season.”

The Ravens covered themselves by signing free agent Benjamin Watson, but could obviously use a healthy Pitta as they try to rebound this year.

15 responses to “Ravens announce that Dennis Pitta’s comeback is official

  1. It’s good to see him get a chance to go out on his own terms, I’ve always had respect for him as a player. That said, and as good a story as he is, there’s no guarantee he even makes the team. I think the Ravens have lots of options at TE, but I honestly hope he makes it all the way back. …then fumbles away the Pittsburgh game.

    Go Steelers!

  2. His comeback is “official” in the same way Josh Gordon’s comeback is official — Not happening.

  3. bengaliballer says:
    Apr 13, 2016 2:36 PM
    His comeback is “official” in the same way Josh Gordon’s comeback is official — Not happening.

    If I was Bengals fan and I had Marvin Lewis as a coach, I would hope and pray that he doesnt come back either.

  4. The Ravens covered themselves by signing free agent Benjamin Watson, but could obviously use a healthy Pitta as they try to rebound this year.
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    It’s almost like Maxx isn’t on the roster.

  5. Glad to here it, the dude was a heck of a baller when he was in there and seemed like a genuinely good guy all around. I hate to see great players leave the game before they’ve realized their full potential due to injury.

    Good luck Pitta, this NFL fan is looking forward to seeing you on the field once again!

  6. crownofthehelmet says:
    Apr 13, 2016 9:06 PM

    The Ravens covered themselves by signing free agent Benjamin Watson, but could obviously use a healthy Pitta as they try to rebound this year.
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    It’s almost like Maxx isn’t on the roster.
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    I know you’re trolling but Ravens have a TE heavy offense. Williams will be just fine with a full off season to bulk up.

  7. Waller is even supposed to see some reps at TE. With a healthy Suggs for the season the Ravens should be SB contenders. And they haven’t even drafted yet.

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