The Panthers added another person to potentially catch passes, which can’t hurt.
The team announced they had signed former Ravens tight end Ed Dickson to a one-year deal.
“Ed is a young player who has shown he is a capable blocker as well as receiver in the league,” coach Ron Rivera said said in a statement from the team. “He provides experienced depth at the tight end position, and we look forward to having him in the mix.”
Dickson has teased with his potential with the Ravens. The former third-rounder caught 54 passes in 2011, but just 25 last year when Dennis Pitta missed the season with a hip injury.
He’s an inexpensive alternative behind Greg Olsen, along with former Rams tight end Mike McNeill who signed earlier this offseason.