Pitta is recovering from a fractured and dislocated right hip for the second time. He initially suffered the injury in training camp in 2013, and then re-injured the hip last September after planting his leg awkwardly. If Pitta is on the PUP list when the season starts, he will be required to miss the Ravens' first six games.
Pitta has not been able to fully practice since re-injuring the hip last September. A former BYU Cougar, Pitta was drafted in 2010 and missed only five games in his first three NFL seasons.
Over the last two years, Pitta has only played in seven games. Before the 2014 season, Baltimore signed Pitta to a five-year deal with $16 million in guaranteed money.
The Ravens will open the upcoming season on the road against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 13.
- Rohan Nadkarni