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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

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Eagles fans voted worst in the league by GQ

Posted March 18, 2011 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The Philadelphia Eagles finished tied with the city's baseball team, the Phillies, as having the worst fans in sports, according to a recent GQ story on the subject.

Mornhinweg: Eagles must protect Vick better

Posted March 14, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has gone through the offensive scheme evaluation from last season's tape, and he knows the pass protection must improve.

Vick wants to retire as an Eagle

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
Michael Vick hopes there's a long-term future for him in Philadelphia, and he knows that another standout season on the field as the team's franchise player in 2011 will help his cause.

Mornhinweg among those honored at Ed Block

Posted March 09, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly presented Eagles assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg with the PFW/PFWA Assistant Coach of the Year Award at the Ed Block Courage Awards last night.

Eagles OT Dunlap charged with reckless driving

Posted March 05, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Eagles OT King Dunlap was charged with reckless driving and disorderly conduct for driving his Escalade onto a sidewalk outside the SEC women's basketball tournament.

Eagles tender six, add coach

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
The Eagles have tendered six of their free agents and added an offensive quality-control coach.

NFC East free-agent preview

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the NFC East featured here.

Vick signs franchise tender

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
Eagles QB Michael Vick signed his one-year franchise tender on Wednesday, netting him $16 million for 2011.

Roseman won't talk future plans for Kolb

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Eagles have a tough decision to make at quarterback, but GM Howie Roseman wasn't tipping his hand as to what the club will do with QB Kevin Kolb.

More coaching additions for Bengals

Posted Feb. 21, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Michael Vick's former position coach takes a new job with the Bengals.

Justice may need major knee surgery

Posted Feb. 21, 2011 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
Eagles ORT Winston Justice is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday in Alabama to treat a bone chip in his left knee, but may need a second procedure done to fully heal.

Eagles could make run at Asomugha

Posted Feb. 20, 2011 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
With Raiders CB Nnamdi Asoumugha slated to become a free agent March 4, Philadelphia is rumored as a potential landing site for the shutdown corner, according to NFC Whispers.

Eagles sign versatile LB Jeanty

Posted Feb. 20, 2011 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
LB Rashad Jeanty was signed to a one-year contract by the Eagles as a versatile backup who can also contribute on special teams.

Vick cancels 'Oprah' appearance

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
Eagles QB Michael Vick canceled his interview with Oprah Winfrey for "personal reasons."

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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