Carroll County Times

No offer sheets for Ravens' RFAs Pitta, Dickson as RFA deadline passes

The deadline for teams to submit offer sheets to restricted free agents has passed without Baltimore Ravens restricted free agent tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson receiving an offer sheet from another team.

What that means, to put it simply, is that Pitta and Dickson will both be back with the Ravens, most likely under the one-year tenders that Baltimore placed on them earlier this offseason.

The Ravens placed a second-round tender on Pitta, worth $2.023 million, and an original-round (third-round) tender on Dickson, worth $1.323 million.

Pitta, 27, caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns last season and added 14 catches for 163 yards and three scores in the playoffs.

Dickson, 25, saw his role diminish as a pass-catcher last year - his catch total dipping from 54 in 2011 to 21 last season - but he was a starter in 11 of the 13 games he played in and proved to be a valuable contributor as a blocker in the run game.

Defensive lineman Arthur Jones signed his second-round restricted free-agent tender in March, which made him ineligible to sign an offer sheet from another team.

Teams had until 11:59 p.m. Friday to submit offer sheets to restricted free agents.