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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 cut WR Curtis, DE Howard

Posted March 18, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Eagles have given up on two of their former big free-agent signings a few days after they traded another one.

Eagles release OT Shawn Andrews

Posted March 17, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
The Eagles made a surprise move Wednesday, releasing ORT Shawn Andrews.

Eagles land Tapp from Seahawks for Clemons, pick

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
The Eagles and Seahawks swapped defensive ends Tuesday, with the Eagles landing Darryl Tapp and Chris Clemons heading to Seattle.

Eagles think they got bargain in Jackson

Posted March 13, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Eagles' trouble at free safety caused more problems than the team expected last season, but the signing of former Colts CB Marlin Jackson could be the answer.

Eagles bring back WR Baskett

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Eagles have re-signed WR Hank Baskett, who last played with the team in training camp in 2009 before being let go as one of the final cuts.

Eagles sign Marlin Jackson

Posted March 10, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Eagles have signed former Colts CB Marlin Jackson to a two-year deal to play free safety.

Eagles’ Stacy Andrews restructures deal

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Eagles OG Stacy Andrews has restructured his base salary, according to an ESPN report.

Eagles sign WR Avant to five-year deal

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
The team announced it has re-signed restricted free-agent WR Jason Avant, 26, to a five-year deal. Financial terms were not released.

Early winners and losers in free agency

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the teams that have spent the most wisely to this point and which ones overextended themselves after the first weekend of free agency.

Eagles cut WLB Witherspoon

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Eagles have cut WLB Will Witherspoon, a team spokesman said Friday afternoon.

Eagles sign FB Weaver to three-year deal

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
The Eagles announced Friday they have re-signed FB Leonard Weaver to a three-year contract. Weaver, 27, had been a restricted free agent.

NFC East team needs

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
Regardless of whether RB Clinton Portis is still in Washington next season, the Redskins need new blood at running back. PFW concludes its analysis of team needs with the NFC East.

Eagles release RB Westbrook

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
The Eagles have severed ties with RB Brian Westbrook after a season in which he was plagued by concussions.

Eagles' Andrews needs serious work on contract

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
Word that the Eagles might move on without OG Stacy Andrew unless he redoes his contract was quickly followed by Andrews saying that he would be willing to do a "minor" contract readjustment.

Eagles know value of quarterbacks

Posted Feb. 13, 2010 @ 9:53 a.m. ET
Some may criticize the Eagles for having acquired Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb, but they understand the importance of the QB position, one NFL insider says in "Audibles."

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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