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Bills drop 11, including Dennis Dixon

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The Buffalo Bills have parted ways with 11 players, in an effort to get toward the 75-man roster limit that becomes effective on Tuesday.

Gone are quarterback Dennis Dixon, safety Derek Brim, punter Jake Dombrowski, receiver Tori Gurley, safety Jajuan Harley, kicker Dustin Hopkins, defensive tackle Damien Jacobs, center Mackey MacPherson, receiver Chris Summer, guard J.J. ‘Unga, and running back Ronnie Wingo.

Hopkins was a sixth-round pick of the Bills in 2013. But he’s a kicker; in a quarterback-driven league, the decision to drop Dixon could mean that the one-time Heisman candidate finally has been driven out of the league.

A fifth-round pick of the Steelers in 2008, Dixon last appeared in a regular-season game during the 2010 season.

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18 Responses to “Bills drop 11, including Dennis Dixon”
  1. dontbugmeonsundays says: Aug 25, 2014 10:54 AM

    They need to drop EJ. Asap.

  2. corkspop says: Aug 25, 2014 10:54 AM

    Now drop Thad Lewis and bring in a real QB.

  3. dagon27 says: Aug 25, 2014 10:57 AM

    I’d bet a ham sandwich the Rams will pick up Dixon.

  4. billswillnevermove says: Aug 25, 2014 11:07 AM

    @I’ll bet you a ham sandwich they don’t. Hill will be just fine for the Rams.

  5. ubepunkedagain says: Aug 25, 2014 11:07 AM

    The Bills seemingly screwed themselves by trading next years first to Cleveland for an average receiver. That will be a very high pick(1st overall?) and have the worst stable of QBs in the league slightly ahead of Minnesota. Buffalo should look into trading for Locker or McCarron. They can throw in Spiller.

  6. yesrowntreeyesgrosvener says: Aug 25, 2014 11:08 AM

    I was excited when the Steelers drafted Dixon, but he never developed. He was hurt a lot and couldnt get comfortable in the offense. I think the fact that Kelly didn’t keep him last year spoke volumes. He’s almost 30, so his developmental potential is almost zero. It’s a shame, but you can’t say he didn’t have opportunities. Best of luck to him.

  7. jonesjourdan24 says: Aug 25, 2014 11:16 AM

    Dennis Dixon suck 0 TDs 13 Ints in one season. Plus he got a damn Michael Jackson quark work. Carolina Panthers sign him so you can go 0-16.

  8. 4evrnyt says: Aug 25, 2014 11:16 AM

    If this site wasn’t operated by a Steelers fans would Dixon’s named have been mentioned?

  9. unclebluck says: Aug 25, 2014 11:25 AM

    Now drop the coach….

  10. corkspop says: Aug 25, 2014 11:30 AM

    The QB position needs some help. The Jets did the right thing by bringing in Mike Vick to push and mentor Geno Smith …. and take his place if he didn’t advance fast enough. I suppose that was the plan for Kevin Kolb. But since Kolb is gone, a replacement is needed. Sanchez?

  11. brian55906 says: Aug 25, 2014 11:30 AM

    Dixon had 3 fumbles on the 1 series he got. A high school QB would have done better.

  12. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 25, 2014 11:41 AM

    Here’s how dominant the Steelers’ defense was in 2010: Team actually won with Dixon as its starting QB.
    Here’s how idiotic Tomlin is at personnel decisions: He actually put Dixon ahead of Charley Batch on the depth chart to start the 2010 season.

  13. jumbomesquite says: Aug 25, 2014 11:50 AM

    I am definitely not a Tebow fan, but I find it hard to believe he isn’t better than this sorry group of back ups. Is it better to have three guys that are below average at everything (Lewis, Dixon, Tuel) or one guy that is terrible yet adequate at throwing the football but terrific at running and leading a team? Seriously, the guy is a winner, even if it is ugly. Why in God’s name (pun intended) are Tuel and Orlovsky (Detroit) and Clausen (Chicago) employed as back ups and Tebow is out?

  14. Mattermind says: Aug 25, 2014 12:26 PM

    It’s not for lack of talent that Tebow lacks a job. It’s the circus sideshow he brings to whatever town he goes.

  15. missraiderette says: Aug 25, 2014 12:55 PM

    Not sure why Dixon can’t land a solid gig… He’s a athlete showed some flashes in Pittsburgh.. My bet is Chip Kelly makes a roster spot for a Oregon Alumni.

  16. djshnooks says: Aug 25, 2014 2:10 PM

    Chip Kelly had Dixon and cut him. Lol.

    Some of you REALLY pay attention, huh?

  17. missraiderette says: Aug 25, 2014 2:56 PM

    @djshnooks I don’t follow Dixon.. My fault. Sorry.. I stopped keeping track of him when he was on the Ravens practice squad.

  18. nickfoliandynamite40 says: Aug 26, 2014 3:32 PM

    philly needs to go after hopkins

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