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Ravens TE Dennis Pitta signs RFA tender

Dennis Pitta, Manny Lawson

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Manny Lawson in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)


Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has signed his one-year contract offer, the team said Monday.

Pitta was tendered at the second-round level in restricted free agency.

Pitta, 27, set career-highs in catches (61), yards (669) and touchdowns (seven) in the 2012 regular season. Pitta had 94 passes thrown his way in the regular season; only the now-departed Anquan Boldin (112) and Torrey Smith (110) received more opportunities in the passing game.

Pitta also played a key role in the Ravens’ postseason success, hauling 14 passes for 163 yards and three TDs, including a touchdown in Baltimore’s Super Bowl XLVII victory.

The second-round RFA tender is worth $2.023 million, NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported in January.