Paranoia Or Planned? Ravens Sign QB Dennis Dixon Back To Their Practice Squad

This morning I posted about how the Pittsburgh Steelers might consider quarterback Dennis Dixon as a practice squad option in light of the shoulder injury to Ben Roethlisberger, as not only would it give them the extra arm needed to run the scout team, but they also might be able to get a little information about the Baltimore Ravens offense in addition.

You no longer have to worry about that happening now as the Ravens announced late on Tuesday that Dixon has been resigned back to their practice squad. Now this certainly could have been in the Ravens plans the entire time as it is not unusual to see practice squads shuffled throughout the season because of needs due to injuries, but it is too easy not to point to paranoia or gamesmanship as a factor here.

We don\’t know for sure whether or not Dixon was even on the Steelers radar and the same goes for Jerrod Johnson, who I suggested might also be an option. Tomlin hinted during his press conference and on SiriusXM NFL Radio today that adding a practice squad quarterback is certainly a possibility. We should know prior to practice on Wednesday if indeed one is added.

  • SteelSpine

    Ahh Good catch Dave, I’d say Ravens re-signing Dixon was check then check-mate, because Ravens had no (other) reason to sign Dixon, unless they had an injury to a Ravens QB (which maybe they had an injury to their QBs, I dunno.).

  • Richard Edlin

    In hindsight, it’s lucky that Batch wasn’t released to pick up Gilreath. ‘Losing’ Dixon isn’t a big issue but losing Batch would hurt …

  • SteelSpine

    Yep. Lefty is a big-hit away from being knocked out & I would not like the odds of beating divison leader without a good veteren QB.

  • Ahmad

    Oh of course they signed Dixon to keep him from going to the Steelers and giving us inside information. It’s way too coincidental.