Ravens coach John Harbaugh said a decision on whether tight end Dennis Pitta will be activated from injured reserve-designated to return will likely wait until the end of the week.
The Ravens have been aiming for this week to get Pitta back on the active roster since he returned to practice Nov. 20. If they want him to play this week against the Vikings, they have until Saturday afternoon to place him on the active roster for him to be eligible to play.
The Ravens can go up to Dec. 11, prior to a Dec. 16 game against the Detroit Lions, to activate Pitta or place him on season-ending injured reserve. Pitta dislocated and fractured his right hip on July 27 during training camp, leaving quarterback Joe Flacco without one of his most trusted targets who caught 61 passes last season.
“It'll probably come down to the end of the week,” Harbaugh said. “I've got a pretty good idea that he's doing well. It's just a matter of how well. Is he feeling good enough? Do the doctors feel like he's ready to play? That's what it's going to come down to.
“So, he ran around well last week. You guys know that, and we'll go through the week this week and see how he does. If he can play, he will, for sure. We want to get him up, that's our goal. But he's not 100 percent certain at this point.”