OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta is lost for the season after undergoing hip surgery, a major blow to the team's bid to repeat as Super Bowl champions.
Pitta was hurt Saturday, the third day of training camp, when he collided with safety James Ihedigbo in the back of the end zone while going for a pass from Joe Flacco.
He was operated on Saturday night.
"Dennis out for the year," coach John Harbaugh said Sunday. "It's the type of thing that he's not going to be able to come back from this year. There's enough damage in there."
Harbaugh said Baltimore won't know the full extent of Pitta's injury until getting the results of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam. But this much is certain: Pitta won't be part of the team's effort to win back-to-back titles.
Pitta was one of the centerpieces of the Ravens' offense during their run to a Super Bowl championship last season, and he was expected to take on an even bigger role this season after Baltimore traded top wide receiver Anquan Boldin during the spring.
The 28-year old Pitta, a fourth-round pick of the Ravens in 2010, had 61 catches last year, second on the team behind only Boldin. His seven touchdowns ranked second among receivers behind Torrey Smith.
Pitta also had 14 catches for 163 yards and three touchdowns in Baltimore's four playoff games, including four catches for 26 yards in the Ravens' 34-31 Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Visanthe Shiancoe, a 33-year-old free agent, played in only four games last season with New England. But he played in all 16 games in each of the previous nine seasons — the first four with the New York Giants and the next five with Minnesota.
He has 243 career catches for 2,677 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Shiancoe joined the team for practice Sunday and work Boldin's old number, 81.
|New England||5:30 PM|
|Miami||44||3rd Qtr 12:00|
|LA Lakers||6||1st Qtr 6:08|
|Arizona||0||2nd Prd 13:23|
|St. Louis||1||2nd Prd 9:12|
|Nashville||2||1st Prd 13:22|
|Miami-Florida||54||2nd Half 0:33|
|Oakland||96||2nd Half 1:25|
|Cincinnati||34||2nd Half 11:50|
|Michigan||43||2nd Half 13:50|
|Marist||14||1st Half 14:13|
|Fordham||13||1st Half 13:55|
|Manhattan||11||1st Half 12:33|
|Quinnipiac||17||1st Half 12:57|
|North Dakota St||2:00 PM|
|(14) Texas||33||2nd Half 15:08|
|Coll of Charleston||33||2nd Half 12:25|
|Cornell||34||2nd Half 12:54|
|Xavier||44||2nd Half 12:21|
|Drexel||53||2nd Half 9:06|
|Stony Brook||30||2nd Half 17:05|
|Maine||35||2nd Half 9:21|
|Miami-Florida||42||2nd Half 13:54|
|(21) Georgia||31||2nd Half 18:40|
|Arizona||46||2nd Half 10:46|
|Wake Forest||43||2nd Half 14:00|
|(4) Notre Dame||57|
|Loyola-Chicago||28||2nd Half 14:52|
|(24) Oklahoma||5||1st Half 15:18|
|St Johns||9||1st Half 12:34|
|Delaware||8||1st Half 14:04|
|Binghamton||9||1st Half 10:56|
|Vermont||7||1st Half 14:23|
|William & Mary||7||1st Half 12:38|
|Boston College||13||1st Half 12:40|
|(16) North Carolina||12|
|Virginia||17||1st Half 12:48|
|(2) Connecticut||12||1st Half 11:40|
|Arkansas||13||1st Half 12:06|
|Virginia Tech||14||1st Half 11:20|
|Kansas||12||1st Half 12:07|
|Canisius||3||1st Half 16:01|
|Monmouth||6||1st Half 13:30|
|Quinnipiac||14||1st Half 11:38|
|Butler||8||1st Half 14:03|
|Wichita State||5||1st Half 17:04|
|Evansville||5||1st Half 16:11|
|(18) Miss State||2:00 PM|
|North Texas||2:00 PM|
|(12) Texas A&M|
|(11) Arizona State||2:00 PM|
|Missouri State||2:00 PM|
|(20) Iowa||3:00 PM|
|(1) South Carolina||3:30 PM|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm||X||10-6|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm||X||30-28|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm||X||30-12|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm||X||19-3|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon||X||34-6|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon||X||30-7|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon||X||20-9|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm||X||41-28|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm||X||42-10|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon||X||17-3|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon||X||17-16|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon||X||19-13 ot|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon||X||29-26|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon||X||21-13|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon||X||24-21|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon||X||31-13|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon||X||30-24 ot|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||3:25 pm||X||16-14|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon||X||37-35|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon||X||13-9|