NFL Rumors: Baltimore Ravens making progress on Dennis Pitta contract

Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) looks to get vertical after making a catch during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) looks to get vertical after making a catch during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens are at the combine scouting out players but there focus — or at least part of it — is back in Baltimore where the front office is trying to work out a deal to keep tight end hybrid Dennis Pitta in town long term. With the threat of filing grievance in the air if Pitta is franchise tagged as a tight end and not a wide receiver, the Ravens are working to avoid a situation that turns ugly and ends in them losing Pitta to another team.

According to Ian Rapoport from NFL Network, the Ravens are making progress on a contract with Pitta but nothing seems to be imminent.

It’s still possible that Pitta and the Ravens don’t work out a deal, but it’s starting to sound more and more like one will be agreed upon. Pitta is in the category of Jimmy Graham in that he’s viewing himself as a wide receiver and therefore wants wide receiver money.

The Ravens may see him as a wide receiver in the playbook but are trying to pay him like a tight end now that the season is over.

Topics: Baltimore Ravens, Dennis Pitta

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