News: Pitta (hip) implied that he isn't yet sure whether his injury might be career-ending, WBAL 1090 reports. "I'm going to do everything I can in my rehab in trying to get better to get back on the field," Pitta said. "That's how I'm going to approach it and try to get back to full strength. When we get to that point, we'll see where I'm at and be able to make those decisions. Right now for me, it's just focus on getting healthy and getting back to where I need to be."
Impact: A second hip dislocation in two years has led to speculation that Pitta may not play again. According to an earlier report from The Baltimore Sun, Pitta will carry added risk of suffering a third dislocation if he makes it back to the field next season. He's facing a long rehab process and won't have to make a decision anytime soon.
News: Brooks played 34 snaps during Sunday's Week 4 win over the Panthers, the Ravens' official website reports.
Impact: Brooks replaced Jeromy Miles as the third safety in Baltimore's nickel defense. The rookie seemingly played well enough to keep the role, but the Ravens may go back to the more traditional three-cornerback nickel look, if CB Lardarius Webb (back) is eventually able to come back at full strength. While the nickel role won't be enough to give Brooks IDP value, it's worth noting that Baltimore's starting safety combo of Matt Elam and Darian Stewart has been the team's biggest weakness this season. Brooks may thus get a chance to start before the end of the year.
News: Brown's role in the offense is starting to increase, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Brown played 31 snaps in Sunday's win over the Panthers, while a struggling Jacoby Jones logged just six. However, Jones probably won't disappear from the offense, as he has a solid history with the team and is being paid more than he would if he were just a return specialist. Regardless of how this plays out, Brown and Jones will both find targets hard to come by unless Torrey Smith or Steve Smith suffers an injury.