Time will tell whether the Baltimore Ravens will keep free-agent TE Dennis Pitta with the team next season, but if he were to hit the open market, Clifton Brown of CSNBaltimore.com suggests the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots as logical landing spots for him.
make sense, since the Falcons lost future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez to
retirement, the Packers could lose Jermichael Finley to free agency, and the
Pats still are looking for a replacement for Aaron Hernandez and are waiting to
see if Rob Gronkowski will ever get healthy again.
However, talk about
Pitta leaving the Ravens as a free agent likely is a moot point due to the
"I don't think there is any doubt that the Baltimore
Ravens will use the franchise tag on Dennis Pitta if they can't reach a deal in
six days. The only question is how much Pitta should get paid under the tag,"
wrote ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley.
Using the tag on Pitta could
get complicated, because he lined up more often as a WR than a TE this past
season, meaning he may want to get paid the higher price that comes via the WR
tag ($11.6 million) rather than the TE tag ($6.8 million). However, Hensley
suggests that a comprise could be in the offing: