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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' Kelly supports Foles, hazy on Asomugha

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
New Eagles head coach Chip Kelly wasn't giving too many indications which way the team was headed with key personnel.

Eagles sign QB Dixon

Posted Feb. 14, 2013 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
The Eagles signed QB Dennis Dixon to a two-year contract on Thursday, the team announced.

Dixon's 'Kaepernicking' routine helping Ravens

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Ravens QB Dennis Dixon, who ran a read-option offense at Oregon, is playing the role of 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick this week in practice.

Texans may draft kicker for first time ever

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
With Houston possibly not being able to afford PK Neil Rackers, it could make franchise history, drafting a kicker for the first time.

Report: Roethlisberger has sprained foot

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
A report says that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a sprained left foot, leaving his availability for Week Five unknown.

QB Dixon could be intriguing to 49ers

Posted April 10, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
In this week's Whispers, we hear that if Steelers QB Dennis Dixon hits the open market, he could be an appealing veteran option for the 49ers.

Steelers tender Dixon at original-round level

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers gave QB Dennis Dixon the original draft-round tender in restricted free agency, agent Jeffrey Sperbeck confirmed to PFW on Thursday.

Steelers place QB Dixon on I.R.

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed QB Dennis Dixon on injured reserve Saturday after he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Steelers QB Batch on starting: 'It feels good'

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin named Charlie Batch his starting quarterback on Wednesday. Sunday's game at Tampa Bay will be Batch's first start since Dec. 30, 2007.

Report: Steelers QB Dixon has torn meniscus

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Steelers QB Dennis Dixon has a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee. Dixon suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Steelers re-sign QB Leftiwch

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers re-signed QB Byron Leftwich to their active roster Monday after releasing the veteran on Saturday.

Dixon injured; Batch in at QB for Steelers

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Steelers have made Charlie Batch their QB after Dennis Dixon was carted off following a knee injury vs. the Titans.

Steelers release QB Leftwich, plan to re-sign him next week

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
In a surprising move on Saturday, the Steelers released backup QB Byron Leftwich and activated DE Steve McLendon from the practice squad.

Steelers have short-term focus without Roethlisberger

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
With QB Ben Roethlisberger out of the lineup, the Steelers' focus is squarely on the here and now. 

Steelers' defense, Mendenhall's burst differences vs. Falcons

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
It's only one win, but the Steelers' 15-9 victory over Atlanta is loaded with positive indicators for a team without QB Ben Roethlisberger for three more 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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