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Pitta enjoyed longest stint of season vs. Texans

Ed Dickson has started all five games at tight end, but Dennis Pitta said his exposure in the Ravens’ 29-14 win against the Houston Texans Sunday was his longest of the season.

“I definitely played quite a bit,” said Pitta, who was unable to estimate how many snaps he played. “I was happy to see the field a little bit more and try to contribute out there. It was a fun game.”

Pitta caught two passes for nine yards, but he was targeted a season-high four times by quarterback Joe Flacco against Houston.

“The more experience you get, the better off you’re going to be,” said Pitta, the organization’s fourth-round pick last year. “I’m happy to take as many plays as I can and continue to get experience and gain chemistry within the offense with Joe. That stuff comes with more reps and more time.”

Pitta has caught seven passes for 92 yards while spending a majority of his time on running downs. Dickson has caught 18 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown.

But Pitta said he was eager to review the game film of his performance and get a sense of what he needed to work on.

“I felt like I played well,” he said. “Obviously, there’s always room for improvement. Certainly, I have things to work on – as do most players in this league. So I’m just continuing to learn and grow and develop in the offense.”

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