How the Ravens replace Pitta
Baltimore's offense could struggle without top tight end in lineup
Gone is the physical presence of Bernard Pollard. Traded away is combative receiver Anquan Boldin. And now, while the team wonders whether it should bring back Vonta Leach, down is much-needed tight end Dennis Pitta. Those Super Bowl champion Ravens are looking a heck of a lot different, aren't they?
The loss of Pitta is an especially cruel blow because the contract-year tight end was set for an increased role after the departure of Boldin. Now, with his two top intermediate targets unavailable, what becomes of Joe Flacco?
To read about what Dennis Pitta's injury means for the Ravens, plus to gain access to all of Insider's NFL content, become an ESPN Insider today.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Seahawks' Lynch at camp after ending holdout
- Rice: 'I made the biggest mistake of my life'
- 49ers, Harbaugh table contract talks for now
- Manziel on NFL learning curve: It'll take time