The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday that they have officially placed TE Dennis Pitta on the physically unable to perform list, as they get their roster down to 75 players.
- The Ravens also waived OL De’Ondre Wesley and OT Darryl Baldwin.
This move will cost Pitta the first six games of the regular season, but will also buy him additional time to get his hip closer to being 100 percent healthy.
There is obviously a lot of concern as to whether or not Pitta will be able to continue his NFL career after he fractured and dislocated his hip in back-to-back years.
Pitta previously mentioned that he is “optimistic” about playing in the NFL again.
“I’m optimistic,” Pitta said, via BaltimoreRavens.com. “I feel good. But obviously it’s a process. I have an idea in mind of where I’d like to be in a couple months, but at the same time you don’t know. I know what it felt like to do this one time. I’ve never known what it felt like to do it twice.”
Pitta stressed that this is what he loves to do and is looking forward to making another comeback.
“I knew I would make an attempt to come back,” Pitta said. “This is what I love to do. Injuries are part of this game and you have to try to overcome them the best you can. You always want to leave this game on your own terms.”
Pitta, 30, has base salaries of $4 million (2015), $5 million (2016), $5.5 million (2017-2018) coming his way over the remainder of the contract.
In 2014, Pitta was limited to appearing in three games and catching 16 passes for 125 yards receiving and no touchdowns.