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Ed Dickson | Tight End

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 255
College: Oregon
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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. Aug 22 - 10:59 AM

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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.
Mar 10 - 2:48 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.
Mar 8 - 11:57 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.
Jan 31 - 10:31 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.
Jan 11 - 12:52 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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

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.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 02:28:00 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.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 04:26:00 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