Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that restricted free-agent tight end Dennis Pitta has been "the subject of preliminary inquiries" from multiple NFL teams, according to NFL sources.
The Ravens chose to restrict Pitta with a second-round tender at a cost of $2.023 million. Locking him down with a first-round tender (at $2.879 million) would have assured that Pitta stayed in Baltimore, but interested clubs are now creeping around.
We rarely see teams jump on restricted free agents when it comes down to it. The tight end position is becoming central to passing games league-wide, and it's not unusual to see chatter bubble up around Pitta, but we'd be surprised if anyone pulls the trigger.