Florio speculated just last week that former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon — currently of the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad — could reunite with college coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia.
There is now substance to support that speculation.
Per Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly, there are “strong indications” that Dixon could be added to Kelly’s Eagles roster by as soon as next week.
Dixon’s practice-squad contract will end after Super Bowl XLVII, at which point he’ll be free to sign what’ll likely be a reserve/future contract with the Eagles. Reserve/future contracts are typically one- or two-year deals with league minimum base salaries.
Dixon, now 28 years old, was a Heisman Trophy front-runner under Kelly in 2007 before tearing his ACL. Per Mosher, Dixon is “thrilled” Kelly is now an NFL head coach and “eager” for a reunion.