Monday, January 22, 2018
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Baltimore activates tight end

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens activated tight end Dennis Pitta on Saturday, one day before their game against the Vikings.

Pitta had been on injured reserve while working back from a dislocated and fractured hip sustained during the second day of training camp.

Pitta's workload is likely to be limited against Minnesota, but Baltimore hopes he can spark a passing offense that is 19th in the league at 227.9 yards per game.

Pitta had 61 catches for 669 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He returned to practice Nov. 20.

"I bumped my workload a little bit (last) week just to kind of test and see where it's at," Pitta said Friday. "It felt good. I feel like I'm able to do what I need to do."

Seahawk ban: Seattle starting cornerback Brandon Browner, facing a one-year ban for violating the substance-abuse policy, rejected an offer to shorten it by three months, nfl.com and foxsports.com reported. As a result, the appeals process will continue. Today, he will miss his third straight game because of a strained groin.

Chargers: Linebacker Melvin Ingram, who tore an ACL during offseason workouts in May, was activated from the physically unable to perform list. Ingram, the 18th overall pick in 2012, had 41 tackles and one sack in 16 games (two starts) as a rookie.

Chiefs: Tight end Anthony Fasano was ruled out with a concussion sustained last week against the Broncos.

Cowboys: Cornerback Morris Claiborne will miss his second straight game with a sore hamstring. Also, Dwayne Harris, second in the league in punt and kickoff returns, practiced for the first time since injuring his hamstring Nov. 10 against the Saints. He likely will be a game-time decision.

Giants: Running back Brandon Jacobs, dealing with a knee injury, traveled with the team to San Diego, the Newark Star-Ledger reported. He will be a game-time decision.

Lions: Starting cornerback Darius Slay was declared out with a torn meniscus sustained during practice Thursday. Also, former Bucs kick returner Micheal Spurlock was released.

Steelers: Matt Spaeth, Pittsburgh's top blocking tight end who sustained a foot injury in the preseason, was activated from injured reserve.

Favre title: Brett Favre added a high school state title to his resume when Hattiesburg Oak Grove, for which he is offensive coordinator, beat Tupelo 14-7 for the 6A title Friday.

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