Dennis Pitta's career with the Ravens is officially over after his latest hip injury suffered during the team's OTA session last week.
The franchise announced Wednesday that used an injury waiver to release Pitta, which The Baltimore Sun reports will save the Ravens $2 million in cap space.
Though there has been no official statement as yet on the move, general manager Ozzie Newsome spoke glowingly about the tight end Friday after he suffered the injury.
“Dennis is one of the great Ravens, and he has done everything he can to make our team better."
According to NFL Network, doctors have confirmed that Pitta dislocated his hip, as originally feared.
It will mark the third and likely last hip injury of the BYU product's career.
The hip trouble began in 2013 when Pitta fractured and dislocated the joint during training camp. And then it happened again just a few weeks into the 2014 season.
After two surgeries and three missed seasons, Pitta made a triumphant return to play in all 16 games for the Ravens in 2016. He led all tight ends with 86 receptions last season.
The Ravens brought on undrafted rookie tight end Barrett Burns to fill Pitta's vacant roster spot. The 6-4, 250 pound Burns played college football for Appalachian State.
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On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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