Ravens interested in Dennis Dixon


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The Baltimore Ravens have shown interest in free agent quarterback Dennis Dixon, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Dixon, 27, has spent his entire four-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, backing up Ben Roethlisberger. If Dixon were to sign with the Ravens, he would compete with second-year quarterback Tyrod Taylor for the No. 2 spot behind Joe Flacco.

Taylor, a sixth-round draft pick out of Virgina Tech in 2011, backed up Flacco last season. Appearing in three games, Taylor attempted just one pass.

As for Dixon, he’s attempted 59 passes over his four year career. In fact, he made an emergency start in 2009 against the Ravens and played fairly well, throwing for 145 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 27 yards and another score. However, he was picked off in overtime by Paul Kruger, which set up a game-winning, 29-yard field goal by Billy Cundiff.

The St. Louis Rams and Denver Broncos have also reportedly shown interest in Dixon. After missing the entire 2011 season with a knee injury, Dixon isn’t expected to sign with anyone until after the draft, according to Thomas’ article.