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Ed Dickson | Tight End | #84

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (70) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Panthers TE Ed Dickson told OC Mike Shula to give him "all the opportunities" which would have gone to Greg Olsen (broken foot).
"I wouldn’t say we won’t miss a guy like Greg Olsen," Dickson cautioned, but the tight end clearly believes he can fill the void. "I told Shula I know the jersey number don’t say 88, but don’t change the playbook." Dickson has primarily been a blocker since joining Carolina, but he did catch 54 passes for 528 yards and five scores for the Ravens in 2011. It is possible he carves out streaming value with Olsen sidelined, and he gets a great matchup right out of the gate with the Saints coming to town. Sep 18 - 9:08 AM

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Ed Dickson caught 2-of-3 targets for 26 yards in the Panthers' Week 2 win over the Bills.

Hardly a notable statline, but it came with Dickson taking over as the Panthers' starting tight end with Greg Olsen (foot) on the shelf for months. Once upon a time, Dickson had some fantasy value for the Ravens, but it's hard to see him rediscovering it in Carolina. He will strain for even low-end TE2 value.
Sep 17 - 7:22 PM

Ed Dickson secured three of four targets for 24 yards in the Panthers' Week 6 win over the Seahawks.

Dickson’s four targets were a season-high. He belongs on the waiver wire.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 08:50:00 PM

The Panthers plan to use more two tight end sets following Kelvin Benjamin's season-ending ACL injury.

Ed Dickson worked with the first-team offense and caught several passes in Thursday's practice. With Devin Funchess unproven and Ted Ginn and Corey Brown better suited as deep threats, the Panthers need reliable targets in the middle of the field. Reliable receiver has never described Dickson before, but he is a good athlete who could threaten the seams if given a chance.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Panthers re-signed TE Ed Dickson to a three-year, $7.9 million contract.

Dickson picked up the pieces behind Greg Olsen last season, catching 10 passes for 115 yards. He was not a particularly effective blocker. Dickson has plus athleticism, but it's never translated on an NFL field.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 02:48:00 PM

The Browns have expressed interest in free agent TE Ed Dickson.

Cleveland is desperately in need of pass catchers. Dickson moves well without the ball, but is one of the worst pure pass catchers in the league.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Impending free-agent TE Ed Dickson said he would like to re-sign with the Panthers.

"I want to be back with the team. I feel like we have some unfinished business," Dickson said. "Hopefully, we can work out a deal and get me back over there." On the back of a pitiful 10-115-1 campaign, Dickson will not find many suitors early in free agency. He will be cheap to retain, but the Panthers could do better.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Ed Dickson caught two passes for 33 yards in Saturday's Wild Card loss at Seattle.

Dickson's key third-down conversion was wiped out when he was targeted on Kam Chancellor's game-sealing pick-six. Dickson managed just 10-115-1 this season despite appearing in all 16 regular season games. He won't be among the first or second wave of players signed when he hits free agency in March.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 12:52:00 AM

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.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:17:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 08:17:00 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.
Sat, May 31, 2014 09:09:00 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.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 03:06:00 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.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 02:24:00 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.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 01:58:00 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.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 08:48:00 AM

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