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Ravens activate tight end Dennis Pitta to 53-man roster

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Pitta will be eligible to play this Sunday against the Vikings.

Dennis Pitta has been activated to the Ravens' 53-man roster.
Dennis Pitta has been activated to the Ravens' 53-man roster.
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Dennis Pitta is officially back on the Ravens' 53-man roster.

After numerous reports flooded Twitter, the Ravens made the move official by announcing it on their personal account.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Ravens&amp;src=hash">#Ravens</a> have activated TE Dennis Pitta to the active roster.</p>&mdash; Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ravens/statuses/409431342796271616">December 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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It was expected that Pitta, who was on the injured reserve-designated to return list, would be back on the roster before Sunday's game against the Vikings. Now comes the waiting game part two, which is whether Pitta will be among the 46 players available for the game.

To make room for Pitta, who dislocated and fractured his hip this preseason, on the roster, the Ravens released running back Bernard Scott.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Ravens&amp;src=hash">#Ravens</a> waived RB Bernard Scott to make room for TE Dennis Pitta on the roster.</p>&mdash; Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ravens/statuses/409431946633437185">December 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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If Pitta is available to play, he'll likely see a limited workload. One sign indicating that he's good to go comes from the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A positive sign for Dennis Pitta this week, per a source, making a diving catch, landing on surgically-repaired hip and bouncing up unfazed</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/409344789201444864">December 7, 2013</a></blockquote>
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