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03:14 PM ET 02.14 | The Eagles have agreed to terms on a 2 year deal with free agent QB Dennis Dixon today, according to his agent. It's a move that been rumored since soon after Chip Kelly took over and one that reunites the new coach with one of his most successful QBs at Oregon. Dixon was previously on the Ravens practice squad, but practice squad players automatically become unrestricted free agents a week or so after the Super Bowl. It's a sensible, if not pretty minor move by the Eagles to add some depth at QB and a guy that has familiarity with the concepts that Chip Kelly's system is likely to be based on. The two had a very productive relationship at Oregon when Kelly was still the Ducks' offensive coordinator. He finished 5th in the Heisman voting in 2007 after a season where he threw 20 TDs and ran for another 9 while turning the ball over just 4 times.

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February 14, 2013  03:23 PM ET

First!

February 14, 2013  03:24 PM ET

Now who will the Ravens use as a QB when Flacco signs with Cleveland?????

February 14, 2013  03:26 PM ET

I guess Kelly doesn't care that Dixion has had very little sucess as a Pro or staying healthy either.

February 14, 2013  03:26 PM ET

QUAD!

February 14, 2013  03:36 PM ET

This is big, really big! A 5 year NFL guy who couldn't get off the Ravens Practice squad! The rest of the NFC East teams are scared now!

February 14, 2013  04:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This is big, really big! A 5 year NFL guy who couldn't get off the Ravens Practice squad! The rest of the NFC East teams are scared now!

Exactly!


Or past 3rd string on the Steelers!

February 14, 2013  04:23 PM ET

Spurrier stocked the Redskins with former UF QBs (who rode other teams' benches), and that didn't work out. Now Kelly thinks bringing in his former star might rekindle some of that old magic? Dream on.

February 14, 2013  04:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I guess Kelly doesn't care that Dixion has had very little sucess as a Pro or staying healthy either.

I had hopes for Dixon, but they faded quickly when I saw him play.....

February 14, 2013  09:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I had hopes for Dixon, but they faded quickly when I saw him play.....

If I had a nickle for every player I've felt that way about...

February 14, 2013  09:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Spurrier stocked the Redskins with former UF QBs (who rode other teams' benches), and that didn't work out. Now Kelly thinks bringing in his former star might rekindle some of that old magic? Dream on.

I remember Dixon having some good games when Roethlisberger was injured.

February 14, 2013  10:03 PM ET

Cool, just what we need in Philadelphia.

Guys who weren't good enough to make the roster on other teams.

February 14, 2013  10:23 PM ET

Makes a lot Of Sense!

 
February 14, 2013  11:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

First!

Ba Ba Booey!

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