The Baltimore Ravens tight end has decided to make an attempt at a return after twice dislocating and fracturing his hip, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, per a source close to Pitta. The decision came after consulting with doctors and weighing the injury risks.
Pitta reportedly expects to participate in the team's offseason workouts, which begin Monday. Pitta has received clearance from doctors and is resolved to play, per Rapoport.
Rapoport added Pitta has agreed to a sizable pay cut from the Ravens from his $5 million base salary, though he has a chance to earn some of the money back through incentives.
Since suffering his original hip injury in 2013, Pitta has played in seven games.
A return isn't a given for the tight end, who last played in an NFL contest in Week 3, 2014. Last season, the 30-year-old tight end opened the year on the physically unable to perform list. Although he returned to practice in October, there was little expectation he would play.