Cheat Sheet: Remember the last Ravens-Pats matchup? Well forget it!
JAN 8, 5:58a ET | Peter Schrager
Rotowire: Jan 13 / 11:54a ET
News: Ravens coach John Harbaugh is "cautiously optimistic" that Pitta (hip) will be able to play in 2015.
Impact: Based on Harbaugh's words over the past few months, it sounds as if everything has gone as well as possible for Pitta, who dislocated his right hip for a second consecutive season. Of course, the optimism shouldn't be mistaken for certainty, as there is still some chance that the injury forces Pitta into retirement. It's also believed that the tight end will be at greater risk of reinjuring his hip for a third time if he continues his playing career. The Ravens certainly want Pitta back after signing him to a five-year contract that runs through 2018 and includes $16 million in guaranteed money. Next year would be his sixth NFL season, but Pitta will already be 30 years old by the time training camp starts.
Rotowire: Dec 9 / 10:11a ET
News: Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Pitta (hip) will likely be able to play again, assuming the tight end's hip fully heals, the team's official website reports. "Everything I've been told...and I've got to be honest, it was surprising to me because my assumption would be, 'Wow, this is twice in a row. This is going to be tough,'" Harbaugh said. "but they say it has no bearing on the future. If it heals 100 percent, Dennis can play again."
Impact: After Pitta dislocated his right hip for a second consecutive season, there was some concern that he'd never be able to play again, even if he made a full recovery. It sounds like his doctors now believe the hip is structurally okay, making Pitta a candidate to be ready for training camp 2015. The tight end is worth holding onto in some dynasty leagues, as he's seen no shortage of targets when healthy over the past three years.