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Ravens, Pitta agree to restructured deal

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Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta wants to try to continue his NFL career. He’s suffered injuries the past two years that ended his season.

Yet, Pitta has agreed to a restructured contract with the Ravens — but it’s unknown how much of a pay cut he’s taking to continue to play on. He’s suffered dislocated hips twice and has only played in seven games since the 2013 season.

He was scheduled to have a $5 million base salary this season — which is too much for an often-injured player. Normally $5 million is for a tight end like New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski or Ben Watson, who always performs.

Watson signed with the Ravens as a free agent — and Pitta will have to work to be his back-up.

According to Baltimore Sun Ravens beat writer Jeff Zrebiec, Pitta will have a chance to get money back through incentives. That’s normally what a player gets when they take a pay cut — for example, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning took a pay cut from $19 million to $15 million.

Hewas able to earn it back through winning the AFC Conference Championship game and the Super Bowl, which the Broncos did. He won $2 million when they won each of these games.

The Ravens haven’t confirmed that Pitta took a pay cut. However, they said, according to Pro Football Talk, “when Pitta has an announcement to make, he’ll make it.”

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