The Baltimore Ravens tight end will practice for the first time since suffering a hip injury in 2014.
Pitta has not seen any action since sustaining a dislocated hip against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3 of 2014. It was the second time Pitta suffered the injury, and the second time he needed season-ending surgery to repair the damage.
Dr. David Chao, an orthopedic surgeon, told The Baltimore Sun in 2014 that Pitta’s career was “in jeopardy,” and the Ravens placed him on the PUP list at the beginning of the 2015 season.
Pitta has spent all of his five-plus years in the NFL with the Ravens. He was a part of Baltimore’s championship team in 2012, and caught a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII. However, he suffered his first hip injury during the next season’s training camp, and didn't see the field again until Week 14 of 2013.
Although he is eligible to come off the PUP list for Baltimore’s Monday night matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, he is unlikely to play, according to head coach John Harbaugh.
“I wouldn't make too much of it for this week anyway,” Harbaugh said.
The Ravens currently sit in last place of the AFC North with a 1–5 record.
- Jeremy Layton