Rumor: Philadelphia Eagles in talks with Dennis Dixon

Jared Wickerham

The Eagles are reportedly looking to sign Chip Kelly's former QB at Oregon, Dennis Dixon, who was most recently a member of the Ravens practice squad.

Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly is reporting that the Eagles are in contract talks with former Oregon Ducks and Baltimore Ravens QB Dennis Dixon. This is a move that has been rumored for weeks and will give Chip Kelly a guy who knows his system and can provide some depth at quarterback.

Dixon was a member of the Ravens practice squad but now that that the Super Bowl is over, NFL rules state that he (and all practice squad players) are free agents and can therefore sign with any team. Per Mosher's report, Dixon is expected to jump at the chance to reunite with Kelly.

The two had a very productive relationship at Oregon when Kelly was still the Ducks' offensive coordinator. He finished 5th in the Heisman voting in 2007 after a season where he threw 20 TDs and ran for another 9 while turning the ball over just 4 times.

Dixon entered the NFL as a 5th round pick of the Steelers in 2008. He would go on to start 3 games for Pittsburgh including 2 in 2008. He won the first won over the Falcons, but tore his meniscus in the 2nd and was put on IR. He completed 68% of his passes in those 2 games for 254 and an INT.

He's expected to come to Philadelphia to compete for a roster spot.

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