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Eagles sign Dennis Dixon

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Michael Vick just got a little company.

It’s been expected for a while and the Eagles made it official with quarterback Dennis Dixon on Thursday. The team announced that they have signed Dixon, who played for head coach Chip Kelly when Kelly was the offensive coordinator at Oregon and was reportedly talking contract with them before they reached an agreement to sign Vick to a new one-year deal.

Dixon finished the year on the Ravens practice squad, making him eligible to sign with any team before the March 12 start of free agency. He spent four years with the Steelers, starting three times, and hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2010. He is familiar with Kelly’s offensive philosophies, though, and that gives him a little bit of a leg up on Vick and Nick Foles.

If he winds up competing with them, that is. The Eagles’ website has Dixon competing “alongside” Trent Edwards and “behind” Vick and Foles. There’s a lot of offseason left to go, though, and the Eagles situation could be more fluid than this February press release suggests.

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28 Responses to “Eagles sign Dennis Dixon”
  1. murphyboy9 says: Feb 14, 2013 3:14 PM

    Nick foles is now trade bait..maybe the Chiefs second round pick.

  2. austinoxford says: Feb 14, 2013 3:17 PM

    Was Masoli not available? Danny Weurfell/Shane Matthews/Steve Spurrier 2.0

  3. blackngold4life says: Feb 14, 2013 3:18 PM

    More bad news for Fogyles..

  4. nfcbeastly says: Feb 14, 2013 3:19 PM

    I say why not? Let’s kick the tires on this guy, proven success in a Kelly system. Nothing to lose, only an upside here…

  5. vinceofdarkness says: Feb 14, 2013 3:20 PM

    Add Alex Smith and make it one big free for all!

  6. h3min1230 says: Feb 14, 2013 3:23 PM

    Will be cut before preseason…

  7. alphaq2 says: Feb 14, 2013 3:33 PM

    Foles, trade bait? The Eagles are about as likely to get two first round picks for Vick as they are a second for Foles. Not happening.

  8. PFT=crap says: Feb 14, 2013 3:34 PM

    So much for all that “make the system fit your players” talk.

  9. ejm845 says: Feb 14, 2013 3:41 PM

    just draft geno smith or the guy from florida st keep dixon as #2 dump vick trade foles stop al the nonsence GO BIRDS!!!!

  10. eaglesfanalways says: Feb 14, 2013 3:54 PM

    The Eagles pissed me off with the Vick extension, but I did come off the ledge when they hired Tom Gamble…with this signing I think I’m heading back out to the ledge.

  11. Deb says: Feb 14, 2013 4:02 PM

    Great news for Dennis! He’s got great physicality but never clicked in BA’s offense in Pittsburgh. Now that he’s reuniting with Chip Kelly, here’s hoping he’ll find his niche.

  12. thejohnsmith1122 says: Feb 14, 2013 4:25 PM

    PFT=crap says:
    Feb 14, 2013 3:34 PM
    So much for all that “make the system fit your players” talk.

    ———————————-

    Works both ways my friend. What did you expect Chip to do, go into next season with the exact same roster? He brought in a possible 3rd string QB, he didn’t overhaul the entire offense.

  13. 4getu says: Feb 14, 2013 4:38 PM

    eaglesfanalways
    Feb 14, 2013, 1:54 PM MST

    Jump!!!! We don’t need you around anyways

  14. unklepaulhargus says: Feb 14, 2013 5:16 PM

    I’m not saying that Dixon will be great, but Kurt Warner was in arena league before Vermeil signed him. If Vick isn’t picking up the system, he will be traded before the last preseason game. If the Birds draft Geno, could see Dixon as starter for first few games. Actually I’d rather see Dixon start than Vick even if they don’t draft a QB. Rather see a average QB play smart than a highly talented QB play stupid

  15. 13pbworld says: Feb 14, 2013 5:22 PM

    Trade Foles, let Dennis sit for a year behind Vick, he will probably get some playing time considering Vicks injury history and determine then if he can be the franchise QB like everyone thought he could be before injuring his ACL at Oregon

  16. dukemarc says: Feb 14, 2013 5:47 PM

    murphyboy9 says:
    Feb 14, 2013 3:14 PM
    Nick foles is now trade bait..maybe the Chiefs second round pick.

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    You’ve significantly overvalued what the rest of the league thinks about Foles. You’ll be lucky to get a 4th.

  17. bobonmycob says: Feb 14, 2013 6:40 PM

    First of all… Just stop it with this trade Foles crap. He’s not going anywhere and I expect him to beat Vick & Dixon for the starting spot because hes smarter and a superior quarterback.

  18. blackngold4life says: Feb 14, 2013 7:24 PM

    LOL OMG! I’VE SEEN IT ALL..SUPERIOR?? HOPE YOU BEIN SARCASTIC

  19. ponder7vikings says: Feb 14, 2013 7:44 PM

    Jonathan Stewart is Next..

  20. rollore says: Feb 14, 2013 7:53 PM

    Mark my words: Dixon will be the starting QB, Foles will be traded, and Vick will be released by the season opener.

  21. greenie7891 says: Feb 14, 2013 8:01 PM

    SUPER BOWL!!!!!! Lol

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 14, 2013 8:12 PM

    This just in, the NFL Commish denies Chip Kelly’s request to play Eagles home games on Saturday afternoons like the other college teams.

  23. furtigan says: Feb 14, 2013 8:42 PM

    Mark my words: Dixon will be the starting QB, Foles will be traded, and Vick will be released by the season opener.
    ….

    Oh, yeah, we’re gonna “mark the words’” of random internet dude #349,765.

    Íf you actually believe that, start putting money on it. I can find you a bookie that will take that prop bet.

  24. 4getu says: Feb 14, 2013 9:43 PM

    Oh damn! I really thought they would let the eagles play on Saturdays, thats too bad. You’re an idiot dude, stick to the cowboy news and stop worrying so much about the eagles

  25. doe22us says: Feb 14, 2013 10:13 PM

    You know its the of season when Denis Dixon gets some air time lol.

  26. vincentbojackson says: Feb 14, 2013 10:45 PM

    Great signing. How many other Eagles have 3 Superbowl Rings?

    Dixon has shown he can play in the league every time he’s had an opportunity. He only had the misfortune of being stuck behind Roethlisberger in Pitt.

    Now he competes to back up Vick who we know can’t stay healthy for 16 games.

  27. phillyphannn83 says: Feb 15, 2013 12:24 AM

    I love how everyone thinks Foles should have done better behind the D-2 offensive line he inherited due to injuries(with the exception of Evan Mathis of course). Honestly people, what did you expect? Give the kid the O-line were projected to have this season and I guarantee you he could be a top 10 QB. Plus he was a rookie who STILL had some stats that were better than the other big name rookie QBs this season. Some(apparently most) people just don’t know how to be objective.

  28. nickster31 says: Feb 15, 2013 11:16 AM

    I am a Steelers fan, and I think this was a great move for you guys. Dixon never fit in the system in Pittsburgh and his talents were being wasted, just like in Baltimore.

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