Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta to IR, advised by doctors it's not safe to play

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was advised it wasn't safe for him to play after rehabbing a fractured and dislocated right hip for the second time. Pitta had been practicing for the past three weeks. "The decision has been made that it wouldn't be safe for him to return and play," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "His safety and quantity of life overrides everything." Pitta got hurt last year against the Cleveland Browns. He has 138 career catches for 1,369 yards and 11 touchdowns. Pitta fractured and dislocated his hip for the first time in training camp before the 2013 season. "I'm extremely disappointed," Pitta said. "I won't be out there this season with my team, but I'll continue to rehab. We can't ignore what sound medical science has to say." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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