Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson likely to miss season opener

Oct 7, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Baltimore Ravens tightened Ed Dickson (84) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali (91) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

It was pretty much confirmed that tight end Ed Dickson wouldn’t be available for the Baltimore Ravens season opener once they signed Dallas Clark, but now we have a bit more assurance that Dickson will indeed miss the opener.

The Baltimore Ravens might have to turn to Plan C at tight end to start the regular season.

Ed Dickson expressed doubt Sunday that he’ll be ready when the Ravens begin defense of their Super Bowl title Sept. 5 against the Denver Broncos. Dickson suffered a partially torn hamstring in practice last week.

“I’m just working to get back to 100 percent,” Dickson said, via the Carroll County Times. “Just making sure I’m 100 percent because it’s those types of injuries that linger through the whole season.”

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen also suggested a similar notion on NFL Insiders, so it’s increasingly unlikely Dickson will be available in Week 1. How long he’ll be out after that remains to be seen.

The aforementioned Dallas Clark should take his spot while Visanthe Shiancoe will assist in the two tight end packages ran by the Ravens.

Baltimore of course is already without starting tight end Dennis Pitta, who may be out for the season.

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