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If Eagles add Dennis Dixon, they still need to aim higher

Report: QB could be signed in Philly after Super Bowl Brad Biggs

Print This January 31, 2013, 07:58 AM EST

It’s premature to tell what the Philadelphia Eagles are going to do with Michael Vick yet.

But they could be adding one quarterback to the mix that is familiar with Chip Kelly’s offense.

Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly reports Dennis Dixon could be signed shortly after the Super Bowl when his duties with the Baltimore Ravens conclude. Currently, Dixon is a member of Baltimore’s practice squad.

Dixon would be of value because he knows Kelly’s system but it is expected the offense will be modified and Dixon isn’t seen as a starting-caliber quarterback, so it’s difficult to put a true value on him. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Dixon in the fifth round in 2007 and he played in four games for them over a span of three seasons.

We’ll see what shakes out here. Perhaps Dixon can be a fit in the right system but one would expect the Eagles to be aiming higher at the position even if Dixon is brought on board.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

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