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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: Steelers starting OLT Starks to miss one month

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Steelers starting OLT Max Starks suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's' season-opening victory over the Falcons. He is expected to miss one month.

Mendenhall's OT run leads Steelers past Falcons 15-9

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall ran 50 yards for a touchdown 2:35 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a shaky start by replacement quarterback Dennis Dixon and a missed field goal attempt late in regulation to beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-9 ...

Ravens not done tinkering with secondary

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
Our AFC North Whispers indicate that Baltimore may continue to address its defensive backfield following the recent trade for Seattle CB Josh Wilson.

QB Dixon named Steelers' starter for opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Dennis Dixon will start in the season opener vs. Atlanta on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, according to multiple media outlets, including the club's official Web site.

Reports: Steelers QB Leftwich suffers MCL injury, out 2-4 weeks

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich suffered a left knee injury in the second quarter of Pittsburgh's preseason game against Carolina Thursday night. Reports indicate the injury is a sprain of the MCL and he will be out for 2-4 weeks.

Big Ben's suspension reduced to four games

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Friday and his six-game suspension to start the season has been reduced to four.

Reports: Roethlisberger to play Saturday

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will make his preseason debut at the Giants on Saturday night, according to multiple media outlets.

Steelers' training-camp QB plan not yet unveiled

Posted June 04, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger rejoined the club this week for the next-to-last round of OTAs, and the noticeably slimmer passer took snaps with the first-team offense.

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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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