The Ravens’ depth at tight end took a major hit when Benjamin Watson was lost for the season with a torn Achilles.
But they’re getting closer to getting some of it back.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters that tight ends Dennis Pitta and Maxx Williams would be back before the regular season opener.
Pitta’s been out since breaking his finger Aug. 1 in a practice fight with a teammate. Of course, that’s just the latest injury Pitta’s trying to come back from, as he’s played three games the last two seasons because of hip problems. Williams has been out with an undisclosed injury.
With Pitta on the shelf and most of their receivers of note recovering from something, it’s been hard for Joe Flacco to build up much of what you’d call timing with his targets in the preseason. But he and Pitta have played together enough that it shouldn’t be a long-term problem.