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Ravens TE Pitta mending quickly; could make season debut Sunday vs Jets

  • FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013 file photo, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta reaches out to catch a pass during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. Pitta returned to the practice field Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, nearly four months after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured and dislocated hip. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2013 file photo, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta reaches out to catch a pass during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. Pitta returned to the practice field Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, nearly four months after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured and dislocated hip. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 24, 2013 file photo, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta waves to the media as he reports to the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Pitta returned to the practice field Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, nearly four months after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured and dislocated hip. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    FILE - In this July 24, 2013 file photo, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta waves to the media as he reports to the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Pitta returned to the practice field Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, nearly four months after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured and dislocated hip. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)  (The Associated Press)

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta might be ready to make his season debut Sunday after being sidelined since July with a hip injury.

Pitta returned to practice this week for the first time after he dislocated and fractured his hip on the second day of training camp.

Baltimore coach John Harbaugh says Friday "there is always a chance" that Pitta will play Sunday against the New York Jets."

Pitta says, "We're going to see how I feel (Saturday), see how I feel the next day and go from there."

Although he's had only a few days on the field, Pitta says, "It's amazing how quickly it can come back. I'm feeling strong, running well, so everything's positive."

Pitta had 61 catches last year for the Super Bowl champions.

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