Pitta dislocated his hip in late July and was originally thought to be out for the season.
The Ravens welcomed Pitta back to practice on Nov. 20 and began increasing his snaps in practice. He could now see playing time on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.
“You always want to see how you’re going to respond after getting hit like that,” Pitta said. “It’s not something that you could simulate in rehab or even in practice. It will be nice to kind of take that first hit and just see how it feels.”
Pitta was the second leading receiver on the Ravens last season and will provide another target for quarterback Joe Flacco. The Ravens have relied on Dallas Clark and Ed Dickson at their tight end position this season. The duo has combined for 47 catches, 554 yards and three touchdowns.
The Ravens waived running back Bernard Scott to make room for Pitta. Scott hadn’t played in a game for the Ravens since signing on Oct. 28.
At 6-6 the Ravens are clinging to the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff picture.