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Dennis Pitta now first on the depth chart at tight end

Pitta has caught 13 passes for 138 yards, touchdown

By Aaron Wilson

The Baltimore Sun

10:29 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

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Tight end Dennis Pitta has jumped Ed Dickson on the Ravens' depth chart.

The former fourth-round draft pick from Brigham Young is now listed as first ahead of Dickson.

Although both players still see significant playing time, Pitta played 51 snaps during a 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and caught eight passes for 65 yards while being targeted a game-high 15 times.

"It was a matter of me going through progressions and him maybe being the guy we're trying to target," quarterback Joe Flacco said. "Or just going through and by the time I get to his point in the progression, he's open. I don't really know what to attribute that to."

Dickson played 41 snaps and caught one pass for 23 yards while being targeted four times.

Through two games, Pitta leads the Ravens with 13 receptions for 138 yards and one touchdown. He's tied for 10th in the NFL in receptions.

Pitta has been targeted a team-high 24 times in two games.

The Ravens have made no other changes to the depth chart.

Ma'ake Kemoeatu remains ahead of Terrence Cody at nose tackle.

awilson@baltsun.com