Dennis Pitta | TE | Baltimore Ravens
Posted: 2/28/2014 6:17pm et
The Baltimore Ravens re-signed TE Dennis Pitta to a five-year contract extension worth $32 million Friday, Feb. 28.
Huddle Up: The Ravens thus avoid a possible TE/WR tag showdown with Pitta, whose deal works out to be at or above the projected yearly franchise tag cost for a tight end. Your move, Saints and Jimmy Graham.
Posted: 2/24/2014 2:06pm et
The Baltimore Ravens have made negotiations with TE Dennis Pitta a major priority.
Huddle Up: The Ravens would prefer to avoid a franchise tag fight with Pitta, who wants to be tagged--or at least paid--like a wide receiver, so the hope is that intensified negotiations will keep Pitta in Baltimore without such a squabble.
Posted: 2/17/2014 10:00am et
The Baltimore Ravens' evaluation of whether to use the franchise tag on free-agent TE Dennis Pitta is complicated by the uncertainty of exactly how much it would cost. It's uncertain if Pitta would fall under the franchise tag number for a tight end or a wide receiver, which is a difference of nearly $5 million. Pitta ran 79.7 percent of his routes last year out of the slot, and that was the highest rate among qualifying tight ends.
Huddle Up: Certainly, Pitta's agent will argue that he be paid like a wideout, while the team would prefer to pay him like a tight end. The Ravens experienced a similar "tweener" situation with Terrell Suggs a few years back; expect the Baltimore front office to resolve the situation in a similar fashion before having their hand forced by some sort of league ruling on Pitta's position.
Posted: 2/16/2014 2:45pm et
The Baltimore Ravens probably will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta if they are not able to reach a long-term deal with him.
Huddle Up: Pitta was limited to 4 games last season while the Ravens' offense struggled. Now that's far from the only reason, but it does underscore the TE's value to Joe Flacco and the passing attack, so definitely look for the Ravens to keep him around, one way or the other.
Posted: 1/31/2014 12:59am et
The New England Patriots could pursue Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta this offseason if he becomes available in the free-agent market.
Huddle Up: It's hard to see the Ravens letting the productive Pitta walk, but if he does, the Pats certainly would like to return to their 1-2 TE punch days or at least have a capable fill-in on hand in the strong likelihood that Rob Gronkowski's injury issues continue.
Posted: 1/28/2014 3:10am et
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said he has a high opinion on impending free-agent TE Dennis Pitta and believes he will be a big part of the offense next season.
Huddle Up: If you enjoyed Owen Daniels' production in Houston, you're sure to like what Pitta can do for Kubiak in Baltimore--assuming he re-signs, which appears to be high on Kubiak's priority list.
Posted: 12/7/2013 7:39pm et
The Baltimore Ravens activated TE Dennis Pitta (hip) from Injured Reserve.
Huddle Up: Pitta has been practicing for the last three weeks but will be on a snap count in his first game back. Fantasy owners can't depend on him for Week 14. The best owners can hope for is to stash Pitta for a possible contribution over the next couple of weeks but at most he'll be a TE2.
Posted: 12/6/2013 2:48pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has a reasonable chance to play in the team's Week 14 game.
Huddle Up: Pitta still has to activated off IR, and if so, still check for further status updates over the weekend -- including the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather Report on Sunday morning -- if you plan on inserting the TE into your Week 14 lineup.
Posted: 12/4/2013 1:01pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he is hopeful that TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will be able to play in the team's Week 14 game.
Huddle Up: Good news, but it's probably a good idea to wait and see what he can do before sticking him in your lineup.
Posted: 12/2/2013 4:47pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team will decide whether to activate TE Dennis Pitta (hip) from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list later in the week.
Huddle Up: Don't hold your breath—even if he does return, it might take him a couple of weeks to get back to form—but watch out for some news here.
Posted: 11/25/2013 10:55pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) was able to take part in the walkthrough practice Monday, Nov. 25, although he has already been ruled out for the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Pitta, who has been out all season, is a TE to keep an eye on for the fantasy playoffs if you're desperate at the position.
Posted: 11/23/2013 12:11pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is not expected to be activated from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list before the team's Week 12 game. Pitta participated in individual drills during practice this week but wants to take his time before returning. Pitta may be able to return for the final four games of the season unless he suffers a setback.
Huddle Up: Pitta is probably still a couple of weeks away from returning to the field. He could help owners during fantasy playoffs, so he's worth picking up and stashing if you have the roster room.
Posted: 11/22/2013 2:49pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said there is a chance TE Dennis Pitta (hip) plays in the team's Week 12 game. Pitta would have to be placed on the team's active roster first.
Huddle Up: There's a chance but it's really a slim one as Harbaugh plays some games with Rex Ryan and the opposing Jets this week. Look for Pitta in the coming weeks, though, spelling an end to Dallas Clark's run as Baltimore's starting TE.
Posted: 11/20/2013 2:18pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he is not sure when TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will be able to play again. Harbaugh said Pitta's safety is the most important thing at this point.
Huddle Up: Pitta is practicing this week, but that doesn't necessarily mean he will be back this season.
Posted: 11/6/2013 3:10pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he is interested in seeing when TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will be able to return to practice. Harbaugh said he has not been told when Pitta will be able to get back on the field.
Huddle Up: At this point, it's not looking good for Pitta to make any sort of impact on your fantasy team.
Posted: 10/23/2013 1:00pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has not suffered any setbacks and is on track to return to the team at some point in November.
Huddle Up: It depends on when in November he would be back, but Pitta is certainly worth a speculative add if you have issues at tight end. He might not be available until late in the fantasy season, but he could be a nice playoff boost for you if you need one.
Posted: 10/22/2013 11:25pm et
The Baltimore Ravens are not expecting TE Dennis Pitta (hip) to return until mid-to-late November. Pitta is working out regularly but his return to the field is not imminent.
Huddle Up: For fantasy purposes, Pitta's season is all but over -- the exception, of course, are those playing in dynasty leagues.
Posted: 8/14/2013 2:48pm et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) is scheduled to meet with a hip specialist this week to determine if he has a chance to play at some point this season.
Huddle Up: Even if Pitta can come back late, it's doubtful he will have any fantasy impact.
Posted: 7/28/2013 2:17pm et
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has a fractured hip and will miss the 2013 season.
Huddle Up: In short, another personnel blow for the defending champs and a brutal break for one of fantasy's rising TEs.
Posted: 7/27/2013 11:00pm et
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is expected to miss the entire 2013 season because of the dislocated hip he suffered Saturday, July 27.
Huddle Up: Pitta was expected to pick up much of the production vacated by Anquan Boldin's departure; now the Ravens will lean on Torrey Smith and Ed Dickson and see who else can step up amongst their receivers.
Posted: 6/21/2013 10:20am et
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has kept up his strong connection with TE Dennis Pitta during mandatory minicamp. Throwing the ball to Pitta looks like Flacco's default read in the passing game.
Huddle Up: Pitta has seen his receiving stats increase in each of his 3 seasons, hitting career highs of 61-669-7 in 2012. Expect another jump this year with trusted WR target Anquan Boldin no longer around.
Posted: 6/7/2013 11:30am et
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta should see more time in the slot with WR Anquan Boldin gone.
Huddle Up: The presumption is that Pitta will step into some of the production left by Boldin's departure, perhaps even enough to make Pitta a reliable weekly fantasy play at tight end.