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How long will Pitta need to recover?

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How long will Pitta need to recover?

Injuries are part of the game in football, a not-too-fun part of the game. Theyre also a part of training camp, and theres been a bunch in the early days, but one that the Ravens are probably keeping their fingers crossed about is tight end Dennis Pitta
Pitta really had a big season in 2011 but broke a bone in his right hand Monday, had surgery Tuesday -- according to a number of media reports -- and is likely out for the rest of the pre-season. The team is hoping to have him back by the start of the regular season, a Monday night game with the Bengals on Sept. 10 as recovery time is supposed to be four to six weeks.
Coach John Harbaugh said on Tuesday that this is what they expecting before the injury was checked out.
Just kind of what we thought yesterday, as it turns out, Harbaugh said when talking to the media Tuesday. "Well be shooting for the first regular-season game. If its sooner than that, thatd be a bonus, Thats what were shooting for.
Pitta finished with 40 catches last season and played well in the playoffs. Hes a good friend of quarterback Joe Flacco and began getting very busy in the second half of the season plus the post-season.
The continued development of Pitta, along with that of Ed Dickson (54 catches of his own last year) gives Flacco much more to work with, especially with short and mid-range passes. Theres also Ray Rice, who led the team with 76 catches last season, plus the two tight ends, which really could help the Ravens with ball control.
The big question with the injury is how much it will affect Pitta. Hell be out around a month, and hell need to get his timing back and re-connect with Flacco. It will happen sooner rather than later, but its just one of the problems injuries cause in football.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

Kick off your holiday weekend with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. One of the most obvious needs for the Ravens is help rushing the passer, and they're hoping to find some of that help on the interior in the form of free agent Gerald McCoy. The longtime Buccaneer DL visited Cleveland last week, but left town without agreeing to a contract.

Reportedly interested in playing for a contender, the former top-five pick is scheduled to visit the Ravens on Tuesday.

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is still struggling to throw the ball, as he noted things aren't right yet when it comes to accuracy. Media members noticed the ball wobbling through the air on many throws, and Jackson told them he thinks his hand is too high on the ball. If he's going to successfully run Greg Roman's new offensive scheme, Jackson will eventually need to be able to hit his receivers in stride with greater regularity.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including how quarterback Lamar Jackson has fared during OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Following a January surgery on his left ankle, safety Tony Jefferson remains sidelined after the first week of OTAs. Originally, Jefferson was expected to return 4-6 weeks after surgery. However, now that it's 5 months later, his return timetable is becoming more and more concerning. 

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson spoke with Ravens media Thursday about his progress not only learning the new offense implemented by Offensive Coordinator, Greg Roman, but learning the names of his new teammates as well. After another day of OTAs, Jackson was his biggest critic despite a solid day of running plays namely passing drills. “I’d say my first day, I sucked,” Jackson said to Ravens media. “Second day, I did better. Today was alright, but it could have been better. I always try to be perfect in practice. It was alright for the first week.”

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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