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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
As the  Ravens  cleaned out their lockers in January after an 8-8 season, several players spoke about how they expected to be back in Baltimore in 2014. But while  Ed Dickson  said Charm City will always be his “first love,” he seemed resigned to the fact that his days here were done. Two months later, free agency hasn't treated the athletic but maddeningly inconsistent tight end kindly. Dickson has drawn interest from teams like the  Jacksonville Jaguars  and  New York Jets ,  according to my colleague Aaron Wilson , but a lucrative contract or a prime job opportunity apparently hasn't presented itself.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
I'm sorry, I tried to be good and accept life as a small-market CBS sports fan, getting the fourth-string crew and no sideline reporter for Ravens games. And, you have to admit, I managed for a couple weeks to sound like a properly grateful peasant in accepting the crumbs from the table of CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus. Did I not even say in one review that maybe CBS is right, it would be too expensive for the network to have sideline reporters on ALL the Sunday afternoon games - especially in markets like Baltimore?
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BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1996
In a six-month period this year, Novatek International Inc., a Columbia-based medical products company, announced an exclusive licensing deal and a series of multimillion-dollar contracts that helped propel its stock to a record high. But a review of those claims by The Sun found some of them to be overstated.The company's claims about its contracts and finances are the focus of a probe by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nasdaq halted trading in Novatek's stock Oct. 11, and the SEC followed with a similar order Oct. 15.Since then, the company's president has resigned and Novatek filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Dennis Pitta was in constant motion throughout the Ravens' offseason practices, making it difficult to get an accurate read on where he would line up from play to play. Signed to a five-year, $32 million contract in March, the tight end is expected to have a versatile role in new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offensive system. That includes everything from Pitta being split out as an extra wide receiver to working out of the backfield as well as traditional in-line tight end alignments.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
Twas the night before Harbowl, purple lights filled the street A city's hopes rest on Flacco, whom we should now deem elite. The jerseys were hung up in each locker room Soon one team would claim victory, the other: pure doom. The players were rested, the week before having off. Because of nation-wide sickness, they'd guard against cough. Our new OC Caldwell was now at the helm Of an explosive offense — for fans a new realm. As night melted to dawn, the big day was here In hours the Superdome would get real "Hot in here.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2010
The Ravens' fears were confirmed Monday when a magnetic resonance imaging exam revealed that rookie long snapper Morgan Cox tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals and the postseason. "He's got a torn ACL, and he's got a third-degree sprain in his MCL. So he's out for the year," coach John Harbaugh said. "And like we said after the game, that was kind of our fear. What he managed to do, to play through that, [running back]
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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 1, 2012
When offensive coordinator Cam Cameron watched tape of the Ravens' first seven games during the bye week, one thing repeatedly stood out, and it wasn't the workload of Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice .  “We are at our best obviously when we execute, but when we get everybody involved,” said Cameron. “The more continuity we have, the more guys we keep involved. Obviously, we know Ray Rice is a huge part of that. But we're at our best when [ Anquan Boldin ] is getting the ball, when Jacoby [ Jones ]
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Kevin Cowherd | October 31, 2012
Dennis Pitta keeps getting friend requests on Facebook from hot-looking women, which is all very flattering, although it probably doesn't go over real well with his wife. The only problem is, he's not THAT Dennis Pitta. Not even close. "After I tell them I'm over 60, 5-feet-6 and 180 pounds, I never hear from them again," he says with a laugh. "They don't even bother to write back and say 'I'm sorry!'" That's because this Dennis Pitta is the genial, long-time marketing professor at the University of Baltimore and not the Dennis Pitta who's built along the lines of a stand-up freezer and plays tight end for the Ravens.
NEWS
May 16, 2004
On Friday, May 14, 2004, CHARLES J.; beloved husband of L. Frances (nee Pope); devoted father of Kimberly Pittas and Timothy Pittas and his wife Kelly; loving grandfather of Megan Pittas; dear brother of Marguerite Pittas; loving brother-in-law of James A. Pope and his wife Lynda; dear uncle of Leigha and Virginia Pope. Friends may call at the Sterling-Ashton-Schwab Funeral Home, Inc., 736 Edmondson Ave. (1/2 mile west of beltway exit 14), on Monday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where services will be held on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment Lake View Memorial Park.
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By Kevin Cowherd, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
It's hard being Dennis Pitta right now. Grading all those term papers, monitoring all those final exams, attending all those faculty meetings - it can wear on you. Plus there's another guy in town with the same unusual name and people keep getting the two of you confused, even though THAT Dennis Pitta is someone you've never even met. But that ended Tuesday when Dennis Pitta, long-time University of Baltimore marketing professor, finally found...
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Tight end Dennis Pitta's absence for the first 12 games of the 2013 season was a big reason why the Ravens offense struggled last year. Now, nearly 11 months after Pitta had surgery to repair a dislocated, fractured right hip, Pitta is armed with a new contract and said that his hip “feels great” and he is back to full health. “It's nothing I even think about when I'm at practice,” Pitta said Tuesday. “That's a good sign. I feel like I'm at 100 percent and able to run and do what I need to do.” Pitta also said his explosiveness has returned, which “was a process.” Pitta returned for the final four games of 2013, and caught 20 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
As the  Ravens  cleaned out their lockers in January after an 8-8 season, several players spoke about how they expected to be back in Baltimore in 2014. But while  Ed Dickson  said Charm City will always be his “first love,” he seemed resigned to the fact that his days here were done. Two months later, free agency hasn't treated the athletic but maddeningly inconsistent tight end kindly. Dickson has drawn interest from teams like the  Jacksonville Jaguars  and  New York Jets ,  according to my colleague Aaron Wilson , but a lucrative contract or a prime job opportunity apparently hasn't presented itself.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Down in New Orleans, the debate rages on about whether tight end Jimmy Graham, who was designated by the New Orleans Saints as their franchise tag on Monday, should actually be classified as a tight end. A pretty strong argument can be made that Graham should be classified as a w ide receiver considering that the Saints asked him to line up in the slot or out wide more often than he had a hand on the ground as a traditional in-line tight end....
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Now the owner of a five-year, $32 million contract, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta didn't have any grand plans for his financial windfall. He did know that he wasn't prepared to let his best friend on the team, quarterback Joe Flacco, off the hook just yet. "I didn't get Joe Flacco money, so he'll still be paying for dinners," Pitta said. Pitta also joked that he had no plans to stop at McDonald's, which was Flacco's first stop after he signed his historic six-year, $120.6 million contract extension last March.
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Mike Preston | February 24, 2014
The Ravens and Dennis Pitta are still far from reaching a new contract, but hopefully they aren't haggling over whether Pitta should get paid as a wide receiver or a tight end. It's the trend these days, because tight ends get moved around the field, especially in the slot, so they want to get paid receiver money. If that's the case with Pitta, then the Ravens should remind him he got drafted as a tight end, gets introduced as a tight end, is as big and slow as a tight end and plays tight end. End of conversation.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2014
The Ravens continue to engage in contract talks with tight end Dennis Pitta and have made him a major negotiating priority as they urgently try to lock up the pending unrestricted free agent, according to league sources. No deal is imminent, though, as negotiations remain active, according to a source. Pitta's representatives met with Ravens vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty on Saturday at the NFL scouting combine, per a source. When reached for comment, Pitta's agent, Justin Schulman, declined to comment on negotiations.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2012
Three weeks away from the first weekend of the NFL season, injured tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta are on the mend and optimistic that they will be ready for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pitta broke his right hand during practice July 30. Dickson sprained his right shoulder while hauling in a touchdown pass in a 31-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason opener. “It's much better, a lot better,” Dickson said. “I can actually do some catching and stuff, and more conditioning.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2012
Ed Dickson couldn't argue with a point made by Ravens coach John Harbaugh, recently. When it came to the tight ends, the group needed to be more productive. The tight ends answered the challenge, contributing heavily in the first half of the Ravens' 55-20 demolition of the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. Dennis Pitta led the team with five receptions and finished in a tie with wide receiver Torrey Smith for the team lead in receiving yards with 67. He also caught a 5-yard touchdown from quarterback Joe Flacco in the second quarter.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
The Ravens aren't traditionally averse to using the franchise tag, frequently employing the designation to avoid losing players to free agency and buy time to hammer out contracts. Nearly one year after they didn't have to use the tag before signing quarterback Joe Flacco to a $120.6 million contract last March, the Ravens' most likely franchise player candidate is tight end Dennis Pitta. It would cost the Ravens $6.7 million in salary and cap space under a one-year franchise tender.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
Although tight end Ed Dickson acknowledged that his chances of returning as an unrestricted free agent is probably a long shot, he made a sales pitch for the Ravens to do everything they can to hold onto free agent tight end Dennis Pitta. Pitta caught 20 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown from quarterback Joe Flacco in four games since returning from a hip injury. “No. 5 [Flacco] and No. 88 [Pitta] have a connection,” Dickson said. “It's like that John Stockton and [Karl]
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