Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will attempt to make a comeback in 2016 after sustaining several hip injuries, according to NFL.com.
He has consulted with his doctors about surmounting the latest comeback after two hip surgeries.
Pitta has not played since Week 3 of the 2014 season. He is expected to take part in the Ravens’ off-season workouts and spring practices in hopes of being ready for the team’s opening preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Aug. 11.
Pitta signed a five-year contract worth $32 million in 2014. Because of injuries, he has taken a pay cut with the potential of earning his money back. None of the remaining $5 million, which he is expected to earn this year, is guaranteed.
The Ravens kept an eye on life after Pitta as they drafted Crockett Gillmore, Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle, and signed Benjamin Watson to a two-year, $8 million contract this off-season.
The Ravens’ off-season conditioning program begins next week.