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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 fire Castillo, promote Bowles

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
The Eagles fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and named secondary coach Todd Bowles the new defensive coordinator.

NFC East Spin cycle: Giants, Redskins on collision course

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Although the Cowboys and Eagles missed on late-game opportunities, the Giants and Redskins turned in statement victories.

Lions come from behind to stun Eagles

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Jason Hanson kicked a 45-yard field goal in overtime and the Lions overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Eagles 26-23 on Sunday.

NFC East Spin Cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Giants gained ground in the NFC East race as the Redskins (who lost a QB) and Eagles (who might change QBs) fell in close games.

Steelers top Eagles in Mendenhall's return

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Shaun Suisham hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Steelers to a 16-14 victory over the Eagles on Sunday

Key matchup: Eagles pass rush vs. Steelers pass protection

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
In his last game against Philadelphia, Ben Roethlisberger was sacked eight times in defeat. Needless to say, the Steelers can't let this happen again Sunday.

Eagles soon could extend Rodgers-Cromartie, Maclin

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
With ample salary-cap room, the Eagles want to stick closer to the roster-building strategy they used before and after 2011.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
At the quarter pole, the Eagles, Giants and Redskins and Cowboys are all at .500 or better.

Eagles hang on for 19-17 win over Giants

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 12:04 a.m. ET
LeSean McCoy rushed for 121 yards in the second half of the Eagles' 19-17 win over the Giants.

Eagles sticking with Johnson as punt returner

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
There was some talk this week that DeSean Jackson could return to punt-returning duties in light of rookie Damaris Johnson’s struggles in that role.

Key matchup: Giants defense vs. Eagles RB LeSean McCoy

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Eagles know they need to get LeSean McCoy more involved, and in the right way, against a Giants defense that has played better of late.

Eagles swap punters

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Eagles announced Tuesday that they signed P Mat McBriar to a two-year contract and released second-year P Chas Henry.

NFC East Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Giants and Eagles are heading in opposite directions; the Cowboys clawed back; and the Redskins lost again.

Cardinals stomp Eagles for best start in 38 years

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 7:33 p.m. ET
Kevin Kolb threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and the Cardinals ran over the Eagles 27-6 on Sunday for their best start in 38 years.

Eagles getting what they want from Cox

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
First-round DT Fletcher Cox got off to a slow start but has become a key defender for the Eagles through two games.

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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