Ed Dickson’s visiting the Panthers, according to Ed Dickson

AP

The Panthers continue to sift through the pile for younger, cheaper alternatives at fringe positions.

The latest is Ravens tight end Ed Dickson, who is visiting the Panthers today, according to Ed Dickson on his Twitter account.

The former third-round pick from Oregon had 54 catches in 2011, but has under-delivered on his promise since then. He caught just 25 passes last year, and that was with Dennis Pitta’s absence.

The Panthers need some depth there behind Greg Olsen and Richie Brockel, and Dickson would be a cheaper alternative to Ben Hartsock, an unrestricted free agent.