Sunday, December 8, 2013
Pitta is active for Ravens, Dumervil inactive
By Jamison Hensley
BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta will play his first game since the Super Bowl, and outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil will miss his first game since 2011.
Pitta, the team's second-leading receiver last season, was activated off the injured reserve-designated for return list Saturday. He dislocated his hip on July 27 and practiced for the first time Nov. 20.
With Pitta active, the Ravens scratched Dallas Clark, who is third on the team with 31 catches and three touchdowns.
Dumervil, the Ravens' sacks leader, will not play after not practicing all week with an injured ankle. He was listed as doubtful on Friday's injury report.
This marks the first time he will be sidelined since September 2011. He wasn't expected to play a lot against the run-first Minnesota Vikings.
Here's the complete injury report for the Ravens and Vikings:
VIKINGS: CB Josh Robinson, DT Chase Baker, G Jeff Baca, TE Kyle Rudolph, QB Christian Ponder, T Mike Remmers, WR Rodney Smith.
RAVENS: OLB Elvis Dumervil, TE Dallas Clark, DT Brandon Williams, WR/RS Deonte Thompson, S Omar Brown, S Brynden Trawick, C Ryan Jensen.