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Updated: December 7th, 2013 3:42pm
Ravens activate TE Dennis Pitta, expected to play Sunday vs. Vikings

Ravens activate TE Dennis Pitta, expected to play Sunday vs. Vikings

by Andrew Krammer
1500ESPN.com
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The Baltimore Ravens activated tight end Dennis Pitta to their active roster on Saturday. Pitta has spent the entire season on injured reserve after he dislocated his hip in July. He is expected to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, according to the Baltimore Sun.




Pitta, while limited, could be a key addition to the Ravens' struggling, 19th-ranked passing attack. Quarterback Joe Flacco found Pitta for 163 yards and three touchdowns during the team's four-game playoff winning streak en route to last season's Super Bowl championship.

The Vikings have allowed a league-leading 26 passing touchdowns, eight to opposing tight ends. However, the tight end position has accounted for just five receptions and 60 yards in two games since linebacker Audie Cole took over in the middle fulltime alongside linebacker Chad Greenway.

TEs vs. Vikings

Week 1: DET Joseph Fauria: 3 rec. 27 yards, TD
Week 2: CHI Martellus Bennett: 7 rec. 76 yards, 2 TDs
Week 3: CLE Jordan Cameron 6 rec. 66 yards, 3 TDs
Week 4: PIT Heath Miller 6 rec. 70 yards
Week 9: DAL Jason Witten 8 rec. 102 yards, TD
Week 10: WAS Jordan Reed: 6 rec. 62 yards, TD
Week 11: SEA Zach Miller: 4 rec. 69 yards

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Audie Cole, Chad Greenway
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