Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Baltimore activates tight end

The Ravens’ Dennis Pitta will make his season debut today.

The Ravens’ Dennis Pitta will make his season debut today.

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.

Baltimore activates tight end 12/07/13 [Last modified: Saturday, December 7, 2013 9:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Lightning takes defenseman Cal Foote with top pick in draft

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — Former Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote said his son Cal lived in the locker room.

    Cal Foote, second from left, is welcomed to the Lightning by GM Steve Yzerman, far left.
  2. It's Rays' turn to pound Orioles pitching (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG - Ah, the fantastic four.

    The Rays smashed the reeling Orioles 15-5 on Friday, scoring a season-high in runs, to climb four games above .500 for the first time since July 1, 2015.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria scores on a triple by Logan Morrison during the first inning against the Orioles.
  3. Lightning journal: Plans set for 25th anniversary season

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — The Lightning revealed some of its plans for its 25th anniversary season Friday, including a ceremony to honor the 2004 Stanley Cup team.

    fit test: Top draft pick Cal Foote puts on his Lightning jersey.
  4. Rays designate catcher Derek Norris for assignment

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — C Derek Norris tied a career-high with three hits in Friday's 15-5 win against the Orioles then was designated for assignment after the game to make room on the 25-man roster for C Wilson Ramos.

    Matt Duffy is expected to resume his baseball activities once the stitches heal.
  5. Lightning picks defenseman Cal Foote

    Blogs

    Cal Foote is the son of former Avs defenseman Adam Foote.