The Facts: The Ravens and Dennis Pitta have reportedly worked out a restructured contract that will lower his base salary from $5 million as he tries to make it back on the field after missing most of the last three seasons due to hip injuries. If Pitta is able to return to football activities, he'll have one less tight end to deal with as he competes for a spot on the roster. The Ravens announced Tuesday that they have waived Ford.
Diehards Line:Ford was tendered as a restricted free agent earlier this year and signed the tender last month, leaving him set to make $1.671 million in 2016. That salary was not guaranteed so the Ravens get that money back under the cap. Ford spent three weeks with the Ravens last season, but never played a snap before landing on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He opened the year with the Vikings, but didn’t see any game action with them either, and had 34 catches in 20 games with Minnesota over the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In addition to Pitta, Baltimore has Benjamin Watson, Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams on the depth chart at tight end.