Coach John Harbaugh pleased with the progress his tight end has shown while rehabbing his dislocated and fractured hip.

The Ravens remain hopeful that tight end Dennis Pitta will be able to play at some point this season.

After dislocating and fracturing his hip early during training camp it was initally thought Pitta was lost for all of 2013. After discovering there was no ligament damage a bit of hope crept in that he'd be able to return toward the end of the regular season.

With the first week of October setting in Pitta's recovery has progressed well. He's no longer on crutches and able to move around better. During Friday's practice he was spotted catching passes on the JUGS machine.