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The tight end's goal is to play in Baltimore this season ... but will he?

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Decision 2.0: Will Dennis Pitta take his talents to South Beach? God I hope not. Please don't play for the Miami Dolphins, Dennis.

Like untied shoes Pitta will try to make ends meet ... we're optimistic that he'll go above and beyond to make the start against the Denver Broncos in purple-and-black. On whether or not he's made the decision, Pitta said at a charity event on Saturday night:

"It’s still too early. I’m just happy to be back here working with the guys. I’m feeling good in workouts. We’ll just take it one day at a time."

Baltimore owes Pitta a guaranteed $4 million--unless he retires. Whether Pitta is twiddling his thumbs on the bench, or dozing off under his helmet, or (hopefully not), the injured reserve all 2015, the Ravens are financially committed. The Ravens' tight end situation is looking like it's headed towards a tight ending this offseason. Are we bound to draft a pass-catching tight end in the middle-to-late rounds?

If Pitta can't play, Baltimore will resort to one of the two backups: Phillip Supernaw or Crockett Gillmore.

Ravens Nation don't possess the slightest clue on how the second-year NFL'ers--Phil and Gill--will fare if they get the nod.

Supernaw's role in Kubiak's offense was minimal in 2014. Records show that he finished a game with one catch for negative two yards receiving at Pittsburgh. Against the Dolphins five weeks later Supernaw made a superb catch for 29 yards. Total figures: three catches, 30 yards.

Crockett made the most out of his opportunities: 10 catches, 121 yards and a score. He registered three multi-reception games (maxed at two). At the end of the day, Marc Trestman will make the call based on his observations and discernment.

For now, Flacco's heart is pounding for the guy who gave him butterflies in his stomach in 2012, when the tight end set career-highs in catches (61), receiving yards (669) and touchdowns (seven).

Pitta said, "I sure hope that I’ll be on the field next year. That’s my hope, that’s my goal. We’ll just see if we can get there."

All we can do is hope.