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Dennis Pitta

32-Year-Old Tight End – Free Agent

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Given that Pitta led all tight ends in receptions last year, what’s he doing buried in our rankings? There are two primary reasons. We have to dock Pitta for a lack of touchdowns — he only spiked twic...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Hip
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 238   DOB: 6/29/1985
College: Brigham Young  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Ravens in June of 2017.

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Pitta (hip) was released with an injury waiver by the Ravens on Wednesday, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports.

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Dennis Pitta NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 24 CFB 13 62 829 8 13.4 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2010 25 BAL 11 1 1 0 5 1.0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 BAL 16 40 405 3 56 10.1 7.2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 BAL 16 61 669 7 94 11.0 7.1 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 BAL 4 20 169 1 33 8.5 5.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 BAL 3 16 125 0 21 7.8 6.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 31 BAL 16 86 729 2 121 8.5 6.0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dennis Pitta Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 24 CFB 13 10.1 14.8 12.5 5 64 - - - 0 0 - - -
2010 25 BAL 11 0.0 0.1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 BAL 16 3.7 6.2 4.9 3 25 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 BAL 16 6.8 10.6 8.7 4 42 13 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 BAL 4 5.7 10.7 8.2 5 42 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 BAL 3 4.2 9.5 6.8 5 42 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 31 BAL 16 5.3 10.7 8.0 5 46 13 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dennis Pitta – Playing Time Overview

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Dennis Pitta 2017 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 FREE AGENT Free Agent
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10 FREE AGENT Free Agent
11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
12 FREE AGENT Free Agent
13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
14 FREE AGENT Free Agent
15 FREE AGENT Free Agent
16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Dennis Pitta
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 4"
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Weight:   238 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.68 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.17 sec
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Cone Drill:   6.72 sec
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Arm Length:   32.25 in
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Hand Length:   10.00 in
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Vertical Jump:   34 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   27 reps
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Dennis Pitta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pitta received confirmation Friday that he dislocated his hip, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

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Pitta suffered a hip injury at Friday's OTA and is being sent for further testing, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website reports.

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Pitta has agreed to a restructured deal to remain with the Ravens, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.

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Pitta may be asked to accept a pay cut for a second straight offseason, BaltimoreRavens.com reports.

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Pitta led his team with 11 catches for 91 yards on 16 targets in Sunday's season finale against the Bengals.

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Pitta hauled in eight of 11 targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Steelers.

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Pitta caught both of his targets for a total of 16 yards in Sunday's win over the Eagles.

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Pitta caught four of five targets for 18 yards in Monday's loss to the Patriots.

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Pitta caught nine passes (11 targets) for 90 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.

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Pitta caught three of five targets for 34 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

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Pitta caught three of five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

After dislocating his right hip in both 2013 and 2014, Pitta sat out all of 2015 while admitting he might have to retire. He’s now attempting a comeback and even participated in OTAs, but the Ravens have loaded up at tight end over the last few years, knowing they couldn't count on Pitta to be available or productive. Even if he successfully returns, Pitta will likely just have a part-time role on passing downs, as Ben Watson is expected to earn the starting job.

2015

Pitta has played just seven games over the last two seasons, due to a pair of dislocations in his right hip. The injuries are considered career-threatening, and Baltimore's decision to select Maxx Williams in the second round doesn't bode well for Pitta's future. Even if he does return, Pitta will be at increased risk for suffering a third hip injury, and he now faces serious competition at his position. On the other hand, he was arguably Joe Flacco's favorite target before the injuries derailed his career.

2014

Pitta missed the first 12 games last season recovering from a fractured and dislocated hip. It took him no time to get re-acclimated when he returned, as he saw 33 targets in his four games. Pitta was used more as a wide receiver than a tight end, lining up in the slot a league-leading 74 percent of his snaps. He'll likely see a lot of time in the slot again this season under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who loves to use tight ends in the passing game. Owen Daniels followed Kubiak from Houston to Baltimore, which makes it unlikely that Pitta will match his career-high 94 targets from 2012, but both tight ends are expected to play a lot together in two-TE sets. Pitta is a skilled route runner who has the speed to get by linebackers. And at 6-4, he can do some damage at the goal line. The Ravens also drafted Crockett Gillmore in the third round this year, but he is expected to be used as a blocking tight end.

2013

After sharing tight-end targets with Ed Dickson in 2011, Pitta exerted his superiority over his position-mate last season with 94 targets to Dickson's 33 and posted career highs across the board. And those numbers came in essentially 14 games – Pitta suffered a concusion after one snap in Week 11 and played only 11 snaps in a meaningless Week 17. Pitta's developed a nice on-field rapport with Joe Flacco, his off-field friend and road-trip roommate. Pitta was especially effective running the post in the red zone and finished with seven regular-season touchdowns, before adding three more in the playoffs. Pitta's biggest strength might be his route-running, which makes it difficult for bigger defenders to stay with him in coverage. This season, Baltimore will be without the services of Anquan Boldin and his 112 targets, meaning Pitta could play an even larger role in the passing attack, particularly in the red zone. Pitta had only 13 red-zone targets a year ago, but could see some of Bolden’s nine directed his way in 2013.

2012

Pitta worked his way into a bigger role in the offense as last season progressed, getting five of his six red-zone targets and all three of his touchdowns in the final nine games. He also added a touchdown in the playoffs. Other than Ed Dickson’s 14-target performance Week 10 in Seattle, Pitta received a similar number of targets and receiving yards in the second half of the season. An injury to one would greatly increase the value of the other, but for now it appears they’ll share targets, making neither a particularly attractive fantasy play.

2011

With Todd Heap gone, Pitta should see the field more often. Still, coaches regard Ed Dickson as a much higher upside tight end prospect. If Pitta sees regular playing time, it will likely be in a platoon.

2010

Pitta and Ed Dickson were both drafted as great pass-catching tight ends to compete with Todd Heap. Neither is expected to take over a starting spot just yet, though coaches are very high on their abilities. Pitta doesn't have the athleticism of Dickson, but is currently the better blocker which could allow him to see the field quicker.