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.