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Dennis Dixon

Dennis Dixon - #3 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 209 lbs.
Birthday 01/11/1985
Birthplace Oakland, CA
College Oregon
Years played 5
Drafted 2008, 5th round, 21st pick by Steelers

Eagles think Celek can get going

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Coming off a career 2009 season, Eagles TE Brent Celek was expected to remain a viable target, but he slumped instead. The Eagles think he'll bounce back.

Reid says Eagles have agressive offseason plan

Posted May 18, 2011 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
Eagles head coach Andy Reid said his team will be agressive this offseason, whenever it begins.

Mikell could be out on Eagles' defense

Posted May 16, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
Top pick Danny Watkins might not be the only rookie who is in line for a starting position right away. Second-round S Jaiquawn Jarrett could replace Quintin Mikell at strong safety.

Former Eagles OL Gossage dies

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Former Eagles lineman Gene Gossage died Sunday at the age of 76. He was a member of the 1960 NFL championship team and played in 40 games with the Eagles from 1960-62.

Eagles' Akers on notice with Henery pick

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Eagles made four draft picks and were well into the fourth round when they made perhaps their most controversial choice: Nebraska PK-P Alex Henery.

Watkins makes sense to Eagles

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
Danny Watkins, a former firefighter, landing in Philadelphia is just perfect. He fits the need of an offensive linemen and the temperament that Andy Reid seeks in his players.

Cardinals might be targeting Eagles' Kolb

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
With the Cardinals passing on a quarterback with their first pick in the draft, they now can turn towards their biggest need. And the way we hear it, it could be Eagles QB Kevin Kolb.

Draft Dose: Who needs a cornerback?

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
In the 31st installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW looks at five teams in need of a cornerback, with LSU's Patrick Peterson the top-ranked corner available.

A simple request

Posted April 17, 2011 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles, one mother has something to remember the son she lost more than 30 years ago.

Eagles want more from 2010 draft picks

Posted April 16, 2011 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
By all accounts, the Eagles' 13-man draft class last year was a fine bounty, but those players will be counted on to take strides in their second seasons.

Draft Dose: Who needs an interior lineman?

Posted April 11, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
In the 26th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at six teams that could consider drafting an interior lineman, like Florida's Mike Pouncey.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 23

Posted April 05, 2011 @ 8 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 23rd pick in the NFL draft, including RB Willis McGahee by the Bills in a surprise in 2003.

Drafted players' rights could be for sale

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
There's a rumor floating around NFL circles that if the union wins its courtroom battle, free agency could start May 1. Would teams, like the Eagles and Andy Reid, consider trading drafted players' rights? Maybe.

Eagles' Peters arrested following concert

Posted March 27, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
Eagles OLT Jason Peters was arrested in Shreveport, La. on Saturday for playing loud music, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest, according to multiple reports.

Hall of Famer Bednarik hospitalized

Posted March 24, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Eagles Hall of Fame linebacker/center Chuck Bednarik was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after experienceing a shortness of breath.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 14, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a two-year contract with quarterback Dennis Dixon, who spent the past season with the Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens on their practice squad. The move, announced Thursday, comes three days after the Eagles restructured Michael Vick's contract, bringing him back to compete with Nick Foles for the starting job.||||||| The 28-year-old Dixon had a standout career at Oregon when Chip Kelly was Ducks offensive coordinator. Kelly replaced Andy Reid as Eagles coach after leading Oregon to a 46-7 mark the past four years. A fifth-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2008, Dixon has started three NFL games in five seasons. He has 402 yards passing and one touchdown on 35 for 49 passing. He's also rushed for 56 yards and one score.
Posted Sept. 19, 2010
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed quarterback Dennis Dixon on the injured reserve list with a meniscus tear in his left knee, ending his season.||||||| Dixon started the Steelers' first two games in place of the suspended Ben Roethlisberger. He was injured on a run during the first quarter of a 19-11 victory at Tennessee on Sept. 19. Charlie Batch took over and Dixon had surgery later in the week.
Posted Sept. 14, 2010
Dixon will be Pittsburgh's starting quarterback Sunday at Tennessee, even though the injured Byron Leftwich may return to practice as early as Wednesday. Until Leftwich injured a left knee ligament during the final exhibition game Sept. 2, Leftwich was expected to start throughout Ben Roethlisberger's four-game suspension.||||||| Dixon completed 18 of 26 passes for 236 yards and an interception in his second NFL start, shaking off a series of underthrown passes early in the game to become more accurate in the second half. Even if, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, "I'd like the throws to be more on target."
Posted Aug. 27, 2010
Dixon will get his first extensive playing time with the starters in the Steelers' next-to-last preseason game Sunday in Denver and could follow Ben Roethlisberger.||||||| Dixon has started only one NFL game, and he is expected to be Byron Leftwich's backup when the season starts and Roethlisberger is suspended. However, Tomlin said Dixon has played well enough to earn some time with the starters.
Posted April 21, 2010
Two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for six games without pay Wednesday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy and ordered to undergo behavioral evaluation. The news could affect Dixon.||||||| Dixon started a game last season with Roethlisberger sidelined with a concussion. He could be under center to begin the season against Atlanta.

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