The Baltimore Ravens are still hopeful that tight end Dennis Pitta will play this season after suffering a serious hip injury during training camp.
According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Ravens have placed Pitta on injured reserve with a designation to return this season.
Ravens officially place TE Dennis Pitta (hip) on IR with a designation to return this season.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 4, 2013
If Pitta does comeback this season, it will have to be after week eight.