Dixon joins up with former coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Eagles have added quarterback Dennis Dixon to their roster, the club confirmed on their official website on Thursday.
Dixon has agreed to a two-year deal, with incentives built in if he can force his way through the competition to become a starter.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has previously worked with Dixon during their time at the University of Oregon, and has now plucked him from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.
Dixon was a notable member of the Oregon offense and was widely considered a Heisman Trophy favourite in 2007. However, a torn ACL set-back his development before he joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008.
In four career NFL games, Dixon has completed 59.3% of passes for 402 yards, one touchdown and has gone 2-1 as a starter.
Dixon will face stiff competition in the quarterback role, with Michael Vick and Nick Foles already in Philadelphia. However, many are tipping him to be an interesting part of Kelly’s roster as the