Ravens place Dennis Pitta on short-term IR

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The Baltimore Ravens placed tight end Dennis Pitta on the Injured Reserve-Designated for Return list Wednesday and re-signed tight end Billy Bajema.

Pitta dislocated his hip in the team's first contact practice of training camp in late July, and the Ravens originally believed it was a season-ending injury.

But Pitta didn't suffer ligament or cartilage damage, which gives him a chance to come back toward the end of the season.

Fantasy Impact: 

Pitta could potentially return in Week 9, but that probably isn't feasible. It's more likely that he'll return for the fantasy playoffs, but he's not worth a long term stash unless your league has an IR slot.

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