The Baltimore Ravens lost TE Dennis Pitta to a season-ending hip injury on Saturday. Now the team has signed 33-year-old free agent Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year contract.
Ed Dickson will move up the depth chart to serve as the Ravens primary tight end in 2013 but Shiancoe could be used in blocking packages.
Last season Shiancoe did not catch a pass in four games with New England. He caught 36 passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns in 2011 while with Minnesota.
The Ravens only viable receiver health in camp is Torrey Smith.