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Report: Pitta is done for the year


From Philly to Baltimore, it’s officially “Sh-t Sandwich Saturday.”

Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin tore an ACL earlier in the day. Now, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will miss the entire season with a dislocated hip. The bigger question, as we pointed out moments ago, is whether the dislocated hip will result in avascular necrosis and, eventually, a hip replacement.

If Schefter’s report is accurate, Pitta undoubtedly will land on injured reserve. He’ll earn $2.023 million this year, and he’ll become a free agent in March. The Ravens could still work out a long-term deal or apply the franchise tag, but that will require a leap of faith premised on a clean bill of health.

The mantra for Ravens fans during an offseason of turmoil was “In Ozzie We Trust.” It’s now time for the Hall of Fame tight end who also would make it to Canton as a General Manager to earn it, again.