With Dennis Pitta out for the year thanks to a hip injury the Ravens have to turn to Ed Dickson as their starting tight end during their title defense.

So it's not great news that Dickson is also dealing with an injury having been pulled out of practice Sunday with a strained hamstring.

"Ed Dickson his hamstring grabbed a little bit so we pulled him out for precautionary reasons" John Harbaugh said. "We'll take a look at it [Sunday] and see how it looks."

Harbaugh per Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun "downplayed" the injury and as you can see above called the decision to yank Dickson simply "precautionary."

But regardless of whether or not it's a major injury the Ravens have to be a little worried. With Anquan Boldin in San Francisco and Pitta sidelined there's not a ton of safety-valve type pass catchers available for Joe Flacco to hit.