Ravens TE Pitta calls 5-year contract 'a blessing'
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) It wasn't long ago when Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta wondered if a serious injury would end his NFL career.
Pitta dislocated and fractured his right hip on the second day of training camp last summer, leaving the sure-handed pass catcher with an uncertain future.
With a bit of luck, hard work and no small measure of determination, Pitta returned to play in Baltimore's final four games. And now, he's got a new five-year, $32 million contract that fulfills his desire to remain with the Ravens rather than become an unrestricted free agent.