How the Ravens replace Pitta

Tight end Dennis Pitta probably will miss the entire season with a dislocated hip. Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/Getty Images

Gone is the physical presence of Bernard Pollard. Traded away is combative receiver Anquan Boldin. And now, while the team wonders whether it should bring back Vonta Leach, down is much-needed tight end Dennis Pitta. Those Super Bowl champion Ravens are looking a heck of a lot different, aren't they?

The loss of Pitta is an especially cruel blow because the contract-year tight end was set for an increased role after the departure of Boldin. Now, with his two top intermediate targets unavailable, what becomes of Joe Flacco?