Eagles Have Reached Out to Dennis Dixon
Last week Profootballtalk suggested that Ravens practice squad QB Dennis Dixon could end up in with the Eagles next season pairing him with his college head coach Chip Kelly.
CSN Philly.com's Geoff Mosher reported that there was "strong indications" the Eagles will pursue Dixon after the Super Bowl.
Today, Mosher reports the Eagles have "reached out" to Dixon, and they are in the "talking stage."
Its not a off-the-wall thought, as the Eagles don't have a clear-cut favorite to run Kelly's face-paced offense. Dixon played for Kelly at Oregon and was a Heisman candidate in his 2007 senior season before a torn ACL ended that run. Dixon passed for 2,136 yards and 20 touchdowns while adding 583 yards and nine more scores on the ground that year.
According to Mosher, "all signs point to" Chip Kelly pushing hard for one of his college quarterbacks. Mosher believes Dixon could be an Eagle "by next week."
He hasn't appeared in a NFL since playing four games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010 and has attempted just 59 career passes.for his career for 403 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He has also run 10 times for 56 yards and a touchdown.