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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Ravens release Dennis Pitta after major hip injury Reply with quote

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Dennis Pitta was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, five days after the veteran tight end re-injured his right hip, the team announced.

This move clears $2.5 million in much-needed cap space for the Ravens, who could be looking to add a wide receiver in the coming days. Baltimore didn't have to give an injury settlement to Pitta because he signed a waiver after fracturing his hip in 2013 and 2014.

This is a potentially career-ending injury for Pitta, who led all NFL tight ends last season with 86 catches. In Friday's offseason practice, he hurt his hip without any contact, falling to the ground after trying to make a catch.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19570402/baltimore-ravens-release-te-dennis-pitta-hip-injury

Pitta sacrificed his body to help the Ravens organization, took on additional risk by signing a waiver following the prior hip injuries, and now that he's gotten hurt again the Ravens just kick him to the curb. Well within their rights, of course, but it certainly isn't a good look to watch a club just cut ties without assisting their former player. The NFL is a cutthroat business, and this is just another example of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're far too sensitive here. He's shown to beincredibly injury prone in the past, and what happens before TC? He suffers another injury.

He is/was a waste of a roster spot and the Ravens did the right thing by moving on.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Ravens release Dennis Pitta after major hip injury Reply with quote

RuskieTitan wrote:

Pitta sacrificed his body to help the Ravens organization


Lol. Saint Dennis.
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Can never know when RuskieTitan is actually serious or not.
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The injury waiver was part of the contract he signed in 2014. It was for this exact reason. He knew what it meant, and was able to earn $20M in the 3 years since that contract was signed. Without this waiver in his contract, he definitely wouldn't have gotten the raw figures in the contract that he did, coming off the original injury.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BroncoSojia wrote:
Can never know when RuskieTitan is actually serious or not.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hipfired.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wackywabbit wrote:
The injury waiver was part of the contract he signed in 2014. It was for this exact reason. He knew what it meant, and was able to earn $20M in the 3 years since that contract was signed. Without this waiver in his contract, he definitely wouldn't have gotten the raw figures in the contract that he did, coming off the original injury.


Well i hope he either had insurance or 200k in the hip rehab account.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiwibrown wrote:
wackywabbit wrote:
The injury waiver was part of the contract he signed in 2014. It was for this exact reason. He knew what it meant, and was able to earn $20M in the 3 years since that contract was signed. Without this waiver in his contract, he definitely wouldn't have gotten the raw figures in the contract that he did, coming off the original injury.


Well i hope he either had insurance or 200k in the hip rehab account.


I was just about to say that too. The minute that they told him that he needed to sign the injury waiver, he should have been on the phone with the insurance company to protect himself. The NFL can be a cold blooded business, and he had to have known that, so hopefully, he got some sort of insurance for the back end.
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BroncoSojia wrote:
Can never know when RuskieTitan is actually serious or not.


it's those kind of posts that make the internet so great. we salute you, RuskieTitan.

so who starts now for Baltimore? Maxx Williams? Ourlads has Benjamin Watson as the starter, but I seriously doubt that this is the case.
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BroncoSojia wrote:
Can never know when RuskieTitan is actually serious or not.


it's those kind of posts that make the internet so great. we salute you, RuskieTitan.

so who starts now for Baltimore? Maxx Williams? Ourlads has Benjamin Watson as the starter, but I seriously doubt that this is the case.


I think Williams fits as a move TE. Given he hasn't even taken the field yet, I think Watson is the starting inline TE, and I think you're more likely to have Darren Waller as the move TE, barring a Barnidge signing (who again isn't really an inline TE, either).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pitta's a good talent but given his injury history I'm not surprised the Raves moved on from him.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom cody wrote:
Pitta's a good talent but given his injury history I'm not surprised the Raves moved on from him.


His career is over. It's not a football decision. He's not going to be medically cleared. It'd be irresponsible on all sides if he gets back onto the football field.

Career ending injuries/conditions for our leader in receptions and our leader in receptions and our leader in tackles last year Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pitta made $23 million+ during his tenure in Baltimore so lets not act like the Ravens did him dirty here. He was a waste of a roster spot because his career is likely over so what else should they have done.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean the ravens don't really have another choice, he's not playing another snap in his career and no medical team would clear him ever again.

Pitta hopefully can retire and be in comfortable shape after making a decent chunk of change from the ravens. Sucks that is has to go this way but he knew the risks of coming back.
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