Baltimore Ravens

Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium | Coach: John Harbaugh
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense14th92.4 (26th)266.9 (8th)
Defense8th103.8 (11th)233.6 (10th)


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Ravens' Dennis Pitta: Participates in OTAs, encouraged by progress
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

Pitta (hip) had a strong showing at OTAs on Thursday, Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun reports. "To be honest, I feel really good physically out there. I haven't played football for awhile, so there are things that I'm getting back used to... I feel like I'm running like I want to, and used to, so that's very encouraging," Pitta said.

Pitta's return to practice after missing all of last season due to a serious hip injury is a step in the right direction for the veteran tight end, but OTAs are nowhere near as physical as what he'll be up against when the Ravens begin training camp in July. As such, Pitta's progress should likely be taken with a grain of salt at this point because, until he's able to make it through full contact practices, it will be difficult to determine how his hip will hold up. If Pitta is able to return to form this season, he'll be another weapon at the tight end position for Joe Flacco, who already has the likes of Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore, and Maxx Williams at his disposal.

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Ravens' Breshad Perriman: Back at full speed
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Perriman (knee) returned to full speed during the Ravens' OTAs this week.

Perriman lost his rookie season due to a reoccurring PCL injury last year, but has now gotten to the point where he no longer thinks about his knee while running. At this week's OTAs, Perriman reportedly showed great burst and deep speed. The 2015 first-rounder also practiced with the Ravens' first-team offense on Thursday, and should compete with top wideouts Steve Smith (Achilles), Mike Wallace and Kamar Aiken for snaps during training camp.

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Ravens' Keenan Reynolds: Granted request to defer service
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Reynolds' request to defer his military service to play in the NFL has been approved.

Reynolds became the NCAA's career leader in rushing touchdowns (88) while starring for Navy over the past four years, an accomplishment that contributed toward the Ravens selecting him the sixth round as a kick returner/receiver. However, in order to play in the NFL, Reynolds needed permission to defer his military service, which he was granted by U.S. Secretary of Defense Aston Carter during Navy's recent graduation ceremony. Now cleared to pursue his NFL dreams, Reynolds is expected to compete with Michael Campanaro, Kaelin Cray and others for pegging on the Ravens' roster during training camp.

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Ravens' Trent Richardson: Dealing with hamstring injury
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Richardson hurt his hamstring during the Ravens' offseason program last week.

Among the latest teams to hold its first OTA on Thursday, the Ravens were bound to reveal the news due to Richardson's lack of participation in front of assembled media. In his attempted NFL comeback, any reps missed puts him behind the eight ball, though plenty of time remains to continue making an impression on the fourth organization of his career. Helping his cause is a more toned physique, as he's whittled down his weight to 218 pounds from its reported maximum of 240 pounds, but a reserve gig is likely the best he can expect in a backfield led by Justin Forsett (arm) and Javorius Allen.

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Ravens' Dennis Pitta: Targeting return to field
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Pitta (hip) will participate in OTAs and hopes to be available for Week 1, the Ravens' official website reports.

Pitta hasn't played in an NFL game since Sept. 21, 2014 when he dislocated his right hip for the second time in two years. He'll be at additional risk of suffering the same injury a third time, but he's already acknowledged that he'll likely need a hip replacement at some point in his life, regardless of whether he keeps playing football. It will be interesting to see where Pitta fits in at OTAs and training camp, as he was the Ravens' top tight end from 2012 through the first few weeks of 2014. The team has since added 2014 third-rounder Crockett Gillmore, 2015 second-rounder Maxx Williams and recent free-agent acquisition Ben Watson. Given that Gillmore and Watson are both superior blockers, Pitta will likely just compete for a slot/move role on passing downs. The Ravens might consider trading either Gillmore or Williams.

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