Dennis Pitta isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Pitta and the Ravens have agreed to terms on a 5-year $32 million dollar contract, according to sources. Pitta’s deal will keep him in Baltimore through the 2018 season.
Last July, Pitta suffered a fractured and dislocated right hip in what could have been a career ending injury. Pitta recovered to play the final four games catching 20 balls for 169 yards and a touchdown. His perseverance certainly paid off with this contract.
In a statement released today, Pitta said, “I could not be more excited to remain a Baltimore Raven. There is no better organization or fan base in sports. To be given the opportunity to continue my career here is incredible. This organization drafted me and has always stood by me, especially during my difficult recovery last season – and for that, I am extremely grateful.”
During the Ravens run to the Super Bowl in the 2012 post-season, Pitta showed how dangerous he could be with 14 receptions for 163 yards and 3 touchdowns as Baltimore won its 2nd Super Bowl title.
Like Maclin, Pitta was expected to garner plenty of interest on the open market, but the Ravens made sure no other team would have that opportunity.