The Ravens have placed injured tight end Dennis Pitta on the active/physically unable to perform list, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports (via Twitter). Now that he’s on the PUP list, Pitta will have to partake in training camp at some point in order to be eligible to play during the first six weeks of the regular season. If he doesn’t, he won’t be able to make his 2015 debut until Week 7 at the earliest.
Pitta is trying to return from a fractured hip he suffered in Week 3 of last season. He suffered the same injury during training camp in July 2013, and this time his career could be in jeopardy, the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson wrote earlier this week.
In parts of five seasons with the Ravens, the 30-year-old has racked up 138 catches and 11 touchdowns – including career highs of 61 and seven, respectively, in both categories in 2012. He signed a five-year, $32MM contract to remain in Baltimore last year.