Ravens 2013 player season review
Sun reporters Jeff Zrebiec, Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel looked back at the 2013 season and assessed the performance of each player and some of the coaching staff.
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Dennis Pitta, Tight end( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / December 16, 2013 )
GS: 1 | GP: 4 | Snaps: 158
Season in review: Pitta was poised to have a big season after catching 61 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012, but he suffered a major hip injury early in training camp and missed the first dozen games of the season. After rushing back from the injury to try to help out the team, Pitta, who often lined up as a receiver, made an impact with 20 catches for 169 yards and one touchdown in four games.
Stat that stands out: 79% -- percentage of snaps when Pitta lined up in the slot, per Pro Football Focus.
Outlook for 2014 and beyond: Pitta is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent and is expected to be one of the few the Ravens push to retain. He has a great rapport with quarterback Joe Flacco, but that doesn't mean the 28-year-old will re-sign at a discount. The franchise tag could also come into play.