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Ed Dickson | Tight End

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: Oregon
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Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he expects TE Ed Dickson (hip) to play against the Bears.
Dickson is dealing with a hip flexor injury. Dickson dropped his only target this season. Oct 4 - 12:17 PM

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Ed Dickson had an "impressive showing" during OTAs.

When the Panthers open camp on Friday, they'll have six tight ends on the roster. Dickson enters as the favorite to bookend Greg Olsen in two-tight end formations, but he'll mainly be a blocker. The ex-Raven flopped badly last season despite a golden opportunity following Dennis Pitta's injury, dropping four passes in the first three games and struggling all year in the run game.
Jul 21 - 8:17 AM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton said the team "ran a lot of two-tight end formations" during OTAs.

As they should. With few or no impact receivers on the roster, Carolina's best chance at offensive success is to run the football and target TE Greg Olsen early and often. This offensive philosophy should also benefit newly-signed TE Ed Dickson, whom Newton said "looked really good." Dickson may see a few more targets than expected, but he is still well off the fantasy radar.
Source: ESPN.com
May 31 - 9:09 AM

The Panthers are expected to employ more two-tight end sets in 2014.

Hence, their signing of Ed Dickson. Dickson will undoubtedly get a chance to catch passes, but he's never been particularly good at it. His presence will have little, if any, effect on Greg Olsen's fantasy value.
Apr 10 - 3:06 PM

Panthers agreed to terms with TE Ed Dickson on a one-year, $730,000 contract.

Although Dickson is coming off another disappointing season in Baltimore, he'll be in the driver's seat for No. 2 duties in Carolina. Given an opportunity to finally break out in the absence of Dennis Pitta last season, Dickson responded by catching only 25 passes in 16 games. He'll be called on to block, but has typically been a liability as a blocker. Despite the Panthers' dearth of pass catchers, Dickson should remain off the fantasy radar in 2014.
Apr 10 - 2:24 PM

Free agent TE Ed Dickson is visiting the Panthers.

It's Dickson's first-known visit of free agency, though the Baltimore Sun reported last month that he had contract offers from the Jaguars and Ravens. It's a bit unbelievable that Dickson would have turned down any offer after back-to-back poor seasons. In Carolina, he'd compete for No. 2 duties behind Greg Olsen.
Apr 9 - 1:58 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens and Jaguars have offered free agent TE Ed Dickson a contract.

Dickson, a former third-round pick, has also been in contact with the Bills, Jets, and Giants. He struggled with drops at the beginning of last season and failed to do much with his opportunity as the starter in Baltimore while Dennis Pitta was out. Dickson isn't much more than a No. 2 tight end with little upside.
Mar 18 - 8:48 AM

The New York Daily News reports the Giants have "expressed interest" in free agent Ed Dickson.

Dickson is moving on from Baltimore, while the Giants appear to be kicking the tires on most free agent tight ends. Dickson had an opportunity to break out in Dennis Pitta's absence last season, but instead struggled mightily, catching only 25 passes. He's not a No. 1 tight end.
Mar 10 - 2:28 PM

The Ravens aren't expected to re-sign impending free agent Ed Dickson.

Dickson has been a major disappointment since being the 70th overall pick in the 2010 draft. He battled major issues with drops and inconsistency while trying to fill in for an injured Dennis Pitta in 2013. Dickson is best suited for a reserve role as an in-line, blocking tight end.
Jan 22 - 4:26 PM

Ed Dickson was held without a catch on zero targets in Week 17 versus the Bengals.

Dickson appeared in all 16 games this season, starting 14 of them, but caught just 25 passes for 273 yards and one touchdown. He battled a case of the drops early in the year. Dickson will be a free agent in March. He's best suited for a backup and situational role.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:48:00 PM

Ed Dickson caught four passes for 44 yards in Baltimore's Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

The catches were a season high, while the yards were Dickson's third most of 2013. It's not a day he's going to repeat in Week 17 against a Bengals defense that holds tight ends in check.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Ed Dickson caught three passes for ten yards in Week 15 at the Lions.

Dickson hauled in all three of his targets. It was a standard day at the office for the Ravens' No. 2 tight end. He's not fantasy relevant.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:52:00 AM

Ed Dickson caught two passes for eight yards and a touchdown in Baltimore's Week 14 win over the Vikings.

The touchdown was Dickson's first of the season. Despite that fact, Dickson is further than ever from fantasy relevance after Dennis Pitta looked healthy and effective in his 2013 debut.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 05:54:00 PM

Ed Dickson recorded three catches for 55 yards in the Ravens' Week 12 win over the Jets.

This was actually one of Dickson's better games of the season. He still has no re-draft fantasy value, but it's always nice to see incremental progress from a player of his ability. Still only 26, Dickson is in a contract year.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Ed Dickson caught one pass for 13 yards in Week 11 at Chicago.

After reeling in a season-high three passes last week, Dickson predictably was mostly a non-factor on offense Sunday. He's obviously not on the fantasy radar.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 08:42:00 PM

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FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
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WR31Philly Brown
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano