Four former Ravens players are making their comebacks to Baltimore, this time in the broadcast booth.
Dennis Pitta, Todd Heap, Justin Forsett and Jarret Johnson will be helping Gerry Sandusky and Stan White with play-by-play announcing on 98 Rock and WBAL NewsRadio 1090 during the Ravens' 2017 season.
The guys will take turns, handling four games a piece, starting with tight end Dennis Pitta.
Pitta was released by the Ravens back in June after re-injuring his hip during OTAs. Pitta was drafted by the Ravens in the fourth-round of the 2010 draft. He spent seven seasons with the Ravens and was a huge target for quarterback Joe Flacco during their Super Bowl XLVII win.
Todd Heap will cover games 5-8. Heap was a tight end with the Ravens for nine seasons. He was drafted by the Ravens during the first-round of the 2001 draft and is the team's franchise all-time leader in touchdown catches and second all-time in receptions and yards. He was inducted into the Ravens' Ring of Honor in 2014.
Next up in the booth will be running back Justin Forsett, who will handle games 9-12. Forsett spent just about three seasons with the Ravens, rushing for 2,005 yards while in Baltimore.
And finally, linebacker Jarret Johnson will cover games 13-16. Johnson was the Ravens fourth-round pick of the 2003 draft and played nine seasons with the team. He played in a team-record 129 straight regular-season games with 80 consecutive starts.
Todd, Jarret, Dennis and Justin are several all-time fan favorites,” Ravens President Dick Cass stated. “Much of our franchise’s success was built on the terrific contributions they made – both on the field and in the Baltimore community. In addition to their special ability to connect with people, each provides a unique perspective and energy that will translate to the radio booth and complement Gerry and Stan well.
Ravens fans will get to see if some of the Ravens' all-stars have some skill off the field, too.