Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta catching passes from JUGS machine

Jan 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is interviewed during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

When Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta went down with a devastating hip injury during training camp, it was so bad many questioned if he’d be able to continue his career.

The Ravens obviously all been deemed him out for the season, though, weeks later it was reported that Pitta could potentially see the field at some point this season and he’s currently taking the first steps to do so.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Pitta has been working on the JUGS passing machine:

As his teammates worked through their final full practice of the week on another field, injured tight end Dennis Pitta stood about 10 yards away from the JUGS machine, catching ball after ball.

Of course, catching stationary (or relatively stationary) passes with the JUGS machine wouldn’t exactly be deemed on the path to a quick recovery, but for Pitta, any step towards playing is a step in the right direction.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Pitta has been running ‘quite a bit’ so it’s seeming more and more possible that Pitta may return towards the latter part of the season, assuming there are no rehab setbacks.

Topics: Baltimore Ravens, Dennis Pitta

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