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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

Report: Browns ask about Kolb's availability

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
WIP 610-AM in Philadelphia reported Wednesday that the Browns called the Eagles Tuesday to check on the availablity of benched QB Kevin Kolb.

NFL faces uphill battle on concussions

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 2:56 a.m. ET
The Eagles faced criticism throughout the week for allowing QB Kevin Kolb to re-enter the game vs. the Packers after he had suffered a concussion. It also raises again the question of whether the players will buy into the NFL ...

Reid changes mind, goes with Vick as starter

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Just one day after maintaining that Kevin Kolb is his starting QB, Eagles head coach Andy Reid changed his mind Tuesday and announced that Michael Vick will start in Week Three.

Eagles add RB, release WR Baskett

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
The Eagles have signed RB Joique Bell off the Bills' practice squad and cut veteran WR Hank Baskett.

Kolb must prove he's Eagles starter all over

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Eagles head coach Andy Reid said that Kevin Kolb, and not Michael Vick, will be the team's starting quarterback, but Kolb must prove his coach made the right call.

Kolb will start for Eagles

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
Michael Vick will go back to the bench and Kevin Kolb will return to the lineup for the Eagles' Week Three game against the Jaguars following a concussion he suffered in Week One.

Eagles’ QB situation could create fantasy disarray

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
For fantasy owners' sake, it probably would have been better if Michael Vick had simply tanked on Sunday.

Vick, Eagles hold on to top Lions

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Michael Vick's second touchdown pass put the Philadelphia Eagles ahead just before halftime and they had to hold on to beat the Detroit Lions 35-32.

Eagles still tweaking DL rotation

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 10:58 p.m. ET
One of the team's goals has been to find a better mix of pass rushers to complement DE Trent Cole. Through one game, the results remain unclear.

Eagles rule Kolb, Bradley out for Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Eagles head coach Andy Reid officially ruled QB Kevin Kolb and MLB Stewart Bradley out for Sunday's game at Detroit, the coach told reporters at the team facility on Friday.

Vick will start for Eagles in Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
QB Michael Vick will be the Eagles' starter in Week Two as Kevin Kolb has yet to recover from a concussion he sustained in Week One.

Eagles' Kolb, Bradley fail post-concussion tests

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and LB Stewart Bradley, both of whom suffered concussions in Sunday's loss to the Packers, have failed their concussion tests on Wednesday.

Teams getting foggy on concussions

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
It’s clear that despite the NFL’s best efforts to make more stringent and closely monitored guidelines on players’ safety regarding concussions, teams are getting a little foggy with the rules and with information pertaining to these ailments.

Eagles place two on I.R.; sign two

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Two Philadelphia starters were placed on injured reserve following a physical Week One loss, and two free agents were signed to fill the roster spots.

Lions move forward with Hill at helm

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz said QB Shaun Hill can lead the Lions during Matthew Stafford's absence.

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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