The Baltimore Ravens have released tight end Dennis Pitta after he suffered a major hip injury.
The Baltimore Ravens dropped veteran tight end Dennis Pitta on Wednesday, less than a week after the 31-year-old went down with a severe hip injury at an offseason practice.
Pitta, who led the Ravens and all NFL tight ends with 86 catches in 2016, suffered his third dislocated hip in four years at Friday’s OTA. It was a non-contact injury, per the Ravens.
There is obvious concern that this injury could end Pitta’s career.
Ravens announce that they've released TE Dennis Pitta with an injury waiver. After third hip dislocation, Pitta's career could be over.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) June 7, 2017
The Ravens save $2.5 million by cutting Pitta, who missed the entire 2015 season and all but seven games in 2013-14 with two other hip injuries.
In his six seasons with Baltimore, the former BYU standout caught 224 passes for 2,098 yards and 13 touchdowns.