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Ed Dickson exits Ravens practice with hamstring strain

The Baltimore Ravens still are adjusting to life without tight end Dennis Pitta. Now they might have to temporarily make do without his replacement.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Ed Dickson exited practice early Sunday with a strained hamstring.

"Ed Dickson, his hamstring grabbed a little bit, so we pulled him out for precautionary reasons," Harbaugh said, according to The Baltimore Sun. "We'll take a look at it and see how it looks."

Dickson's injury comes one day after we learned the Ravens plan to use Dickson in a "move" tight end role. That's the role Baltimore used Pitta in before he suffered a season-ending hip injury in practice last week.

In other injury news, the Ravens practiced without starting strong safety James Ihedigbo. Harbaugh said Ihedigbo is dealing with a strained neck. Like with Dickson, Harbaugh downplayed the severity of the injury.

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