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Report: Ravens offer contract to Ed Dickson

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The Ravens got a jump on free agency by re-signing tight end Dennis Pitta to a long-term deal and they have designs on holding onto their other veteran free agent tight end as well.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team has made a contract offer to tight end Ed Dickson. Per Wilson, Dickson has also drawn interest from teams including the Jaguars, Jets, Giants and Bills and, as a result, has not accepted the offer from Baltimore.

Dickson’s 2013 season wasn’t the strongest argument for a sizable payday. Dickson had 25 catches for 273 yards and a touchdown despite making 14 starts while Pitta was making his way back from a hip injury. It was the second straight down season for Dickson, who had 21 catches in 2012 after setting a career high with 54 catches during the 2011 season.

Matt Furstenberg is the only tight end other than Pitta currently under contract in Baltimore, so the Ravens could be in the market for additional help at the position even if Dickson winds up returning for a fifth season with the team.

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29 Responses to “Report: Ravens offer contract to Ed Dickson”
  1. flaccodelic says: Mar 18, 2014 8:57 AM

    Guy was drafted ahead of Pitta, has been a total disappointment. I say move on.

  2. joeflaccoallday says: Mar 18, 2014 8:57 AM

    This dude has bricks for hands. Don’t resign him Ozzie!!!!

  3. jb13521 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:01 AM

    Wouldn’t mind bringing Ed back for cheap. He’ll have a chip in his shoulder. He’ll be comfortable with Joe and maybe Kubiak could provide a fresh start for him. No risk for the ravens…

  4. jtbsteeler says: Mar 18, 2014 9:03 AM


    Heath > Dickson + Pitta

  5. rockthered1286 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:06 AM

    Ed Dickson would be brought back specifically for blocking purposes and not much more. IF he came back I’d expect Juice to have more catches than Dickson. Easily.

  6. bunkslurpscrabmustard says: Mar 18, 2014 9:06 AM

    Guy has cinder-blocks for hands. Never makes the catch when it matters most.

  7. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 18, 2014 9:08 AM

    see ya!!!!

  8. deathonwings410 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:10 AM

    What!!?!?!?!?!? Why? BRICKson is terrible.

  9. ravenmadnky says: Mar 18, 2014 9:13 AM

    Oh God, please no. Dickson is HORRIBLE. He is a decent blocker, but he can’t catch. Spend a few extra dollars and get Owen Daniels.

  10. ninetysixer says: Mar 18, 2014 9:20 AM

    only for the vet minimum

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 18, 2014 9:24 AM

    Dizzle will be a Raven for life.

  12. getyourownname says: Mar 18, 2014 9:36 AM

    He drops some balls, but can’t overlook that he also has made some important catches, like in the SB, and he’s a good teammate with a good attitude. I think he could do better in a well-conceived offense. Would not want him as the #1 TE, but he can play a useful role.

  13. jakec4 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:41 AM

    Dickson had a bad year, but who didn’t on offense? I’m not against bringing him back if the price is right. Certainly don’t go into a bidding war for him.

  14. opinevain says: Mar 18, 2014 9:43 AM

    Ed Brickson!

  15. culturecesspool says: Mar 18, 2014 9:52 AM

    Let him walk. Can’t block, can’t catch….

  16. gtisme says: Mar 18, 2014 9:53 AM

    2 words…..Eric Ebron

  17. haterade999 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:54 AM

    Guy has cinder-blocks for hands. Never makes the catch when it matters most.


    While I agree he has stone hands, he made some very critical catches in the Super Bowl and helped the Ravens win it.

    He’s also a good blocker.

  18. opneon says: Mar 18, 2014 9:57 AM

    I would thing that Kubiak believes he can make something of him. He was SUPPOSED to be the receiving TE over Pitta, but something went wrong and Pitta just had the heart to become better.
    Nevertheless, if they want him (for a low price) they must believe in him.
    I’m just shocked that they didn’t grab Owen from the Texans as soon as he got dropped – but Kubiak must have a plan…I hope.

  19. opneon says: Mar 18, 2014 9:58 AM

    PS – it shocked me more that they cut VLeach after years with Kubiak. But maybe he’ll come back after seeing no one else uses FBs anymore, hardly.

  20. southpaw2k says: Mar 18, 2014 10:37 AM

    Leach isn’t coming back. It was his second straight year being cut by the Ravens, and now the Ravens also have Juice to be their primary FB. No need to bring Leach back yet again.

  21. ravensallday757 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:08 AM

    Bring him back he
    is a TE we will need him

  22. ravensallday757 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:12 AM

    Bring him back

  23. sorosbolshevism says: Mar 18, 2014 11:36 AM

    Only if they allow stickum back in the NFL!

  24. guitarkevin says: Mar 18, 2014 11:46 AM

    I think it is time for Ed to find another team. I wish him the best.

  25. bbmadface says: Mar 18, 2014 12:13 PM

    this guy makes Scott chandler look like jimmy graham. please don’t come to Buffalo

  26. thebirdsareback says: Mar 18, 2014 12:50 PM

    World class personality, great team mate, sorry hands. Runs really good routes but can’t catch a cold. He’s accountable for 10 or so interceptions the last three years.

  27. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 18, 2014 5:49 PM

    Is this team really going to roll out Pitta and Dickson again? I see a vast improvement on your 8-8 season. I’m guessing you’ll go 8-7-1, with a tie at Cle.

  28. scoobies05 says: Mar 18, 2014 8:03 PM

    and remind us again who Ben is throwing to? if Dickson is returning it will be to block. I like him but he has hands like feet

  29. lovefootball4life says: Mar 18, 2014 8:44 PM

    Nah, I expect either a FA signing or a draft pick to go with Pitta. Dickson, if he survives camp, sits 3rd. But hey, for receivers are the Steelers really going to roll out Antonio Brown and ……..

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