Dennis Pitta in new contract talks with Ravens

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The Baltimore Ravens are at the combine looking at new players but there's one guy already on the roster who is set to receive a lot of attention.

Tight end Dennis Pitta is set to become a free agent at the end of the season and he would certainly be a man in demand if he hit the market.

But the Ravens are wanting to hold on to their man and are willing to set up a new contract.

According to Ian Rapoport from NFL Network, the Ravens are making progress on a contract with Pitta but nothing seems to be imminent.

"#Ravens and TE Dennis Pitta are making progress to a new deal, per sources. Nothing imminent. Sides have until March 3 before he gets tagged."

It’s still possible that Pitta and the Ravens don’t work out a deal, but it’s starting to sound more and more like one will be agreed upon just in case.

Pitta is in the same boat as New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham, in that he’s viewing himself as a wide receiver, and therefore wants the money that comes with the wide receiver franchise tag.

Rapoport did go on to say that teams he spoke to say they don't expect Pitta to hit the market at all, but if he did then there would be a lot of interest in the 28-year old.

Pitta suffered a dislocated and fractured hip during training camp and underwent surgery which caused him to miss most of the 2013 season. 

Pitta played in all 16 games of the 2012 season, starting five, and completed 61 catches for 669 and seven touchdowns. 

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