Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) looks to get vertical after making a catch during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Why Dennis Pitta Poses a Serious Dilemma for the Baltimore Ravens

Chris Trapasso, Bleacher Report

Though Pitta made a full recovery from the hip injury, the Ravenscould view his shortened season as either a red flag for the future in which they’d be investing or an opportunity to leverage a less expensive deal for the soon-to-be 29-year-old.

Matt Elam Heads Back To School For Degree

Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

Elam, 22, declared for the NFL draft early after spending three years at Florida. He knew he was likely to be a first-round pick, and the Ravens ended up taking him with the No. 32 overall selection.

When Elam made the decision to leave school early, he made a promise to his mother that he would still finish his degree. He is about 20 credits shy of a bachelor’s degree, and he plans to take spring courses at Florida the next two years to complete the program.

Looking at Ravens’ options at free safety

Jamison Hensley, ESPN

So, when a free safety makes some news, it’s going to generate interest with Ravens fans. Case in point: emails and tweets starting coming in after former Green Bay Packers Nick Collins told ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky that he was “optimistic” about a comeback.

Collins hasn’t played since he sustained a neck injury in Week 2 of the 2011 season and has been out of football since being released in April 2012. While bringing in a former three-time Pro Bowl defender is intriguing, no one knows what a nearly three-year absence from the game has done to him. The Ravens wouldn’t sign him as a starter because of that. If he’s willing to come cheap and earn a job, that’s a different story.

Mizzou treats Michael Sam’s sexuality as non-story

Jeremy Fowler, CBS Sports

The NFL could learn from Mizzou, which treated Michael Sam like a teammate and not a story after learning of his homosexuality.

Sam told the Tigers in August. Mizzou not only played the entire season without leaking Sam’s preference to the media; It supported him, made him a team MVP and watched him sack the quarterback 11.5 times.

I for one hope this doesn’t hurt his draft stock but I could see why it would. Missouri had no issues with Sam so why should NFL teams and executives?

 

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