Pitta injures hip in OTAs, reportedly needs surgery

The veteran tight end has dealt with hip injuries for years, and Friday's injury means surgery and likely the end of his career.

| 4 weeks ago
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Pitta injures hip in OTAs, reportedly needs surgery

  • Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta reportedly reinjured his hip during Friday’s OTAs, according ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Per reports, Pitta will undergo surgery, and his career is in serious jeopardy.
  • Pitta, who missed the 2015 season with a fractured and dislocated hip, was quarterback Joe Flacco’s most-targeted player last year.
  • Most of Pitta’s production came from the slot, as he snagged a position-best 50 slot receptions for 445 yards.
  • Overall, he averaged 1.36 yards per route run in 2016, which ranked 18th out of 22 tight ends that saw a minimum of 62 targets.
  • His 312 yards after the catch ranked sixth for the position.
  • Pitta, 32, played in only seven games between the 2013 and 2014 seasons due to hip injuries.

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  • Indian-Homie

    Hey Ravens, my 49ers got a TE we’ve been trying to trade (Vance McDonald). Just give us Tucker or Mike Wallace.


      We’re incredibly deep at TE. I think we’ll pass.