Even though he was on crutches, former Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta managed to dance around the inevitable retirement question during a brief session with reporters Thursday at the Under Armour Performance Center.
He just wouldn't come right out and say that his impressive NFL career is over after a third hip dislocation and surgery, though it almost certainly is. Presumably, he just wanted to save the actual announcement for a more formal setting, which would make perfect sense.
Pitta deserves a proper sendoff, so the next time anyone should want to see him on the field is when the Ravens induct him into the team's Ring of Honor.
Of course, that isn't a slam-dunk....