Earlier this month, Dennis Pitta agreed to a reworked deal that will allow him to remain in Baltimore. Today, we got the specifics on the tight end’s new contract.
Pitta, 32 in June, was set to carry a hefty $7.7MM cap number in 2017 and 2018. Now, his restructured pact calls for him to carry $5.2MM cap numbers in both years, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun tweets. He’ll get a base salary of $2.5MM in 2017 with a $500K roster bonus and $3MM in 2018.
This marks the second straight year that Pitta has agreed to rework his contract. Last year, the tight end restructured his deal and slashed his base salary from $5MM to $1MM. However, after turning in a stellar season, he earned another $3MM in incentives and nearly balanced it all out. In 2016, Pitta set career-highs in receptions (86) and receiving yards (729) while adding a pair of touchdowns. It was especially remarkable when considering that hip issues limited Pitta to just seven games between 2013 and 2015.
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