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Preparing for the departure of long-time Ravens tight end Todd Heap, the franchise selected Oregon's Ed Dickson and Brigham Young's Dennis Pitta in the third and fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft.
In 2010, with Heap still on the roster, both young tight ends didn't really see the field, combining for 12 receptions that amassed 153 yards and a score. However, when Heap went to the Arizona Cardinals, the dynamic duo stepped up.
Both Dickson and Pitta are playing on three-year deals, worth $1.878 million and $1.586 million, respectively.
Dickson was the recipient of 54 passes for 528 yards, and he found the end zone five times, while Pitta caught 40 passes for 405 yards and three scores.
After the 2013 season, both tight ends will become restricted free agents, meaning that the Ravens will place a tender on them that any franchise seeking their services will have to match and compensate Baltimore with a draft choice.
However, with many teams going to a two-tight end passing attack, the Ravens may opt to keep both.