Get injured, get cut...
The Baltimore Ravens released veteran tight end Dennis Pitta on Wednesday. In the summer of 2014, the Ravens signed him to a 5 year, 32 million dollar extension even after his 2014 was marred by injuries, thinking that Pitta would bounce back. The next few years were full of peaks and valleys. 2015 saw Pitta never play a game for Baltimore through injury. Last year, he returned and had a very useful year catching 86 balls from Joe Flacco.
Unfortunately, a recent hip injury has sidelines Pitta again and the Ravens decided it was time to release the tight end. Pitta is probably a story of what could have been in an alternate universe. He showed glimpses of being very good player but just wasn’t on the field enough. The Ravens are left with the ageless wonder Benjamin Watson, and youngsters Crockett Gilmore and Maxx Williams at the position. Williams was the teams second round pick in 2015 but saw limited time after an injury put him on the injury reserve list in October.
Source: Baltimore Ravens · Photo Credit: Keystone Press