The Baltimore Ravens have been looking at trying to get tight end Dennis Pitta a contract, but there’s the looming threat of needing to use the franchise tag on him if a deal can’t be worked out. Things are made more dramatic by the fact that Pitta will file grievance against the Ravens if tagged as a tight end and not a wide receiver, meaning a deal getting done is in the best interest of everyone.
But another reason the Ravens may want to reel Pitta back in is because there’s a pool full urn sharks already to fight each other and devour Pitta should he hit the open market. According to Ravens beat writer Clifton Brown, the Atlanta Falcons are circling the tank waiting for Pitta to even grace free agency.
The Falcons have lost future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has retired and taken a television job with CBS. Pitta in the middle of an offense that include wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones, catching passes from Matt Ryan, would be a nice look.
It makes more than a little sense for the Falcons to want Pitta and they have the wherewithal to get Pitta and if they don’t, they’ll happily make room. The Packers and Patriots are also looking at the Pitta situation so Baltimore may want to work something out fast — if they can even afford to at all.