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Ravens lose Ed Dickson 'couple weeks' to slight tear

The Baltimore Ravens continue to be snake-bitten at tight end.

Ed Dickson will miss extended time after an MRI showed a slight tear in his hamstring. Dickson was injured during Sunday's practice.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Dickson will be "out a week or so." The Ravens' Twitter page -- perhaps rightfully more conservative -- relayed that Dickson will be out of action "a couple of weeks." Harbaugh, however, expects Dickson to be ready for the season opener.

"It's going to be a matter of time, but it's not going to be a long time," Harbaugh said.

Either way, this isn't good news for the Ravens, who have been adjusting their game plan following Dennis Pitta's season-ending hip injury suffered last week. The team had hoped to use Dickson in a Pitta-like "move" role, but those plans are on hold for the time being.

Up next for the Ravens at tight end? Visanthe Shiancoe, who was signed just last week. The veteran was working with the first-team in practice on Monday.

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