Ravens TE Pitta will make return from hip injury vs. Vikings

The Baltimore Ravens activated tight end Dennis Pitta on

Saturday, one day before their game against the Minnesota


Pitta had been on injured reserve with a designation to return

while working back from a dislocated and fractured hip that he

suffered during training camp in late July.

Pitta’s workload is likely to be limited against the Vikings,

but he could provide a spark to a Ravens passing game that has

struggled this season.

Pitta had 61 receptions for 669 yards and seven touchdowns last


He returned to practice Nov. 20 and was more active this


”I bumped my workload a little bit this week just to kind of

test and see where it’s at,” Pitta said Friday. ”And like I said,

it felt good. I feel like I’m able to do what I need to do.”