Dennis Pitta

Ravens tight ends seeking to step out of Dennis Pitta’s shadow and into limelight

Ravens tight ends seeking to step out of Dennis Pitta’s shadow and into limelight

Given that the Ravens opened their 2017 campaign without Dennis Pitta, there were a fair number of question marks swirling around the tight end position. And with their performance in Sunday’s 20-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Bengals, some of those questions have yet to be answered.

The tight ends were essentially non-factors in the passing attack. But their blocking helped the offense rack up 157 rushing yards and one touchdown on 42 carries, and that’s what stood out to starting tight end Nick Boyle.

“I thought we played pretty well,” he said. “Obviously, we were able to help out the run game a lot. We were asked to do a bunch of different blocking things for this game, and...

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