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Dennis Pitta healthy, shooting for 'breakout year'

Gary Kubiak's offense in Houston made the most out of pass-catching tight ends.

Now that Kubiak is the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator, newly re-signed Dennis Pitta expects to be the beneficiary of the tight end-friendly offense.

"It's a fun system to play in and I'm excited to learn and grow," Pitta said, per the team's official website. "The system is set up for receivers to have big years and for tight ends to catch a lot of footballs. Owen (Daniels) has proven that over the years. Hopefully I can find a similar role."

No offense targeted tight ends as much as Kubiak's Texans did the past three seasons. Daniels joined Kubiak in Baltimore and has helped Pitta learn the new terminology and patterns.

Pitta is coming off a lost season in which he played just four games after dislocating his hip in training camp. Pitta said he finally feels "100 percent." The 28-year-old said that missing time last season hurt his progress, but he is shooting for a "breakout year" under Kubiak.

"You constantly try to reinvent yourself as a player, learn more about how to become better," Pitta said. "I have a lot of things I can improve on. Sitting out last year, I think it puts me at a little disadvantage of taking the next step forward. I'm working hard to try to get to where I want to be."

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