The Baltimore Ravens are struggling with depth at the tight end position. They lost Dennis Pitta to a dislocated hip, that injury required surgery two weeks ago. The Ravens had already signed Visanthe Shiancoe and then Ed Dickson went down as well.
This led to a desperation move and the Ravens signing former Indianapolis Colts tight end, 36 year-old Dallas Clark. That could be simply an insurance move as Dickson returns and possibly Pitta.
“I think, by the way, Pitta is not assuredly out for the season,” Monday Morning Quarterback’s Peter King writes.
It prompted King to ask a Ravens coach what the percentage is that Pitta would play this year.
“Don’t know the percentage,” the coach said, “but it is not zero.”
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has faith in the young receivers.
“I think all of our younger receivers have ability,” Joe Flacco said, “but we’re going to have to get them in game-time situations, and they’re going to have to build that confidence and say, ‘I do belong here.’ Now we’re going to have to rely on our three-wides package a little more in those situations.”
The Ravens also signed 37 year old receiver Brandon Stokley.