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Dennis Pitta present at offseason workouts

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The Ravens tight end, who experienced not one, but two devastating hip injuries was back at the Under Armour Performance Center yesterday for the start of offseason workouts.

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The Ravens tight end, who experienced not one, but two devastating hip injuries was back at the Under Armour Performance Center yesterday for the start of offseason workouts.

As we mentioned yesterday, this is phase one of the offseason program that typically sees players come back to get into the regiment of working out, knocking off rust and rehabbing any injuries they might still have lingering. Pitta, coming off a missed season due to a hip dislocation and fracture, is hoped to be able to get back to 100% physically and mentally.

"I'm praying that Dennis comes back," owner Steve Bisciotti said earlier this month.

Even though he might have been cleared by team doctors, it is unknown whether the 29 year old will be able to mentally recover from his second consecutive season sitting down due to hip injuries. Fans have to be excited to hear that one of Joe Flacco's most trusted weapons is back in the building and working hard like he plans on being able to suit up this season.

The Ravens have shielded themselves slightly in case Pitta is unable to play again or is slowed at the start of the season, by having Crockett Gillmore and Phillip Supernaw on the roster, but lost a key contributor in last year's Owen Daniels who followed Gary Kubiak to Denver. The Ravens could further shield themselves by selecting one of the top tight end prospects in the draft or by signing a veteran free agent after the draft.