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By Edward Lee | November 30, 2012
When two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger dislocated some ribs and sprained his right throwing shoulder in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-13 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 12, the offense was forced to turn to a pair of venerable veterans in Byron Leftwich and then Charlie Batch. Another option could have been Dennis Dixon, a fifth-round pick by the Steelers in 2008 who spent four seasons with the team. Pittsburgh could have signed Dixon from the Ravens' practice squad, but no such overture was extended.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Quarterback Dennis Dixon , who spent this past season on the Ravens' practice squad, has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, the team and his agent announced this afternoon. The much-anticipated move reunites Dixon with Eagles coach Chip Kelly , who Dixon played under at the University of Oregon. Dixon, 28, will join a quarterback competition that also includes Michael Vick and  Nick Foles . Vick agreed to a restructured three-year deal with the Eagles earlier this week, but he he has not been guaranteed the starting job. The Ravens initially tried out Dixon last spring, but opted to sign Curtis Painter over both Dixon and Kyle Boller . However, Painter was released in the Ravens' final roster cutdown before the start of the season, and the Ravens ultimately signed Dixon to their practice squad.
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By Edward Lee | January 24, 2013
The Ravens can't fully replicate Colin Kaepernick's abilities as a quarterback, but they will try to give their defense a look by employing Dennis Dixon. Dixon, a practice-squad player, will imitate the San Francisco 49ers' second-year player in practice in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. Dixon did the same thing for the Ravens defense during the week before their road game against rookie Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on Dec. 9. “It's something that I'm accustomed to,” Dixon said before Thursday's practice.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2013
Of the 53 players on the Ravens' active roster, only four have been to a Super Bowl. And only one was there last year. James Ihedigbo was a starting safety for New England, and as the Ravens spent last week gearing up for meeting the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, the memory of that 21-17 Patriots loss to the New York Giants almost a year ago was still fresh in his mind. "You don't ever want to be on the other end of it, the loser's end," he said. "Coming into this whole week, it's preparation, it's understanding the type of offense the 49ers run, the things they do on special teams, how they want to attack us, and how do we want to attack them.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | January 8, 2013
The Ravens today signed guard-center Reggie Stephens to fill out their practice squad. There was an opening after the team waived outside linebacker and former second-round pick Sergio Kindle yesterday. Stephens, who played his college football at Iowa State, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. He has also been with the Buffalo Bills and the Chicago Bears, but he's still yet to see action in an NFL regular-season game yet. Stephens, 25, is 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | November 29, 2009
In a surprising but potentially favorable development for the Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apparently will not start tonight's game at M&T Bank Stadium because of concussion-related symptoms. Dennis Dixon, a 2008 fifth-round pick, will make his first NFL start in a pivotal game between two AFC North rivals fighting to make the playoffs. The Steelers decided Saturday that Roethlisberger will play only in an emergency. He will be the No. 3 quarterback, with former University of Pittsburgh starter Tyler Palko as Dixon's backup.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2012
Think the Ravens will be working a little this week on containing RG3? The Ravens play the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. And if they watched the Redskins' 17-16 win over the New York Giants on “Monday Night Football,” they know that Robert Griffin III, already one of the game's most explosive players, is only getting better and better as the season grinds on. Sure, Washington's franchise quarterback had plenty of help as the...
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By Matt Vensel | November 13, 2012
It appears another Ravens-Steelers showdown will hinge on a banged-up joint on Ben Roethlisberger's body. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, who has thrown 17 touchdown passes and just four interceptions, left Monday night's overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs after his right arm, his throwing arm, got jammed into the turf while he was sacked by two defenders. Roethlisberger reportedly went to the hospital for tests, which could confirm that he has a sprained or separated shoulder, but early signs are he won't play Sunday . And that would obviously be a big break for the Ravens, who have to match up against the talented Steelers receiving corps at Heinz Field.
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By Jamison Hensley, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2010
A week after beating a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, the Ravens face the opposite extreme at Cleveland - rookie quarterback Colt McCoy. This marks the first time in John Harbaugh's three seasons that a quarterback in his first NFL season will start against the Ravens. The last rookie quarterback to start against the Ravens was Buffalo's Trent Edwards, who beat the Ravens on Oct. 21, 2007. The quarterbacks that the Ravens have faced in the Harbaugh era have been more renown than raw. Since the start of 2008, the Ravens have played 14 Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2013
Of the 53 players on the Ravens' active roster, only four have been to a Super Bowl. And only one was there last year. James Ihedigbo was a starting safety for New England, and as the Ravens spent last week gearing up for meeting the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, the memory of that 21-17 Patriots loss to the New York Giants almost a year ago was still fresh in his mind. "You don't ever want to be on the other end of it, the loser's end," he said. "Coming into this whole week, it's preparation, it's understanding the type of offense the 49ers run, the things they do on special teams, how they want to attack us, and how do we want to attack them.
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By Edward Lee | January 24, 2013
The Ravens can't fully replicate Colin Kaepernick's abilities as a quarterback, but they will try to give their defense a look by employing Dennis Dixon. Dixon, a practice-squad player, will imitate the San Francisco 49ers' second-year player in practice in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. Dixon did the same thing for the Ravens defense during the week before their road game against rookie Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins on Dec. 9. “It's something that I'm accustomed to,” Dixon said before Thursday's practice.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | January 8, 2013
The Ravens today signed guard-center Reggie Stephens to fill out their practice squad. There was an opening after the team waived outside linebacker and former second-round pick Sergio Kindle yesterday. Stephens, who played his college football at Iowa State, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. He has also been with the Buffalo Bills and the Chicago Bears, but he's still yet to see action in an NFL regular-season game yet. Stephens, 25, is 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2012
Think the Ravens will be working a little this week on containing RG3? The Ravens play the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. And if they watched the Redskins' 17-16 win over the New York Giants on “Monday Night Football,” they know that Robert Griffin III, already one of the game's most explosive players, is only getting better and better as the season grinds on. Sure, Washington's franchise quarterback had plenty of help as the...
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By Edward Lee | November 30, 2012
When two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger dislocated some ribs and sprained his right throwing shoulder in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-13 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 12, the offense was forced to turn to a pair of venerable veterans in Byron Leftwich and then Charlie Batch. Another option could have been Dennis Dixon, a fifth-round pick by the Steelers in 2008 who spent four seasons with the team. Pittsburgh could have signed Dixon from the Ravens' practice squad, but no such overture was extended.
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By Matt Vensel | November 13, 2012
It appears another Ravens-Steelers showdown will hinge on a banged-up joint on Ben Roethlisberger's body. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, who has thrown 17 touchdown passes and just four interceptions, left Monday night's overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs after his right arm, his throwing arm, got jammed into the turf while he was sacked by two defenders. Roethlisberger reportedly went to the hospital for tests, which could confirm that he has a sprained or separated shoulder, but early signs are he won't play Sunday . And that would obviously be a big break for the Ravens, who have to match up against the talented Steelers receiving corps at Heinz Field.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
The Ravens completed their practice squad today by signing quarterback Dennis Dixon , who has three career starts with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dixon, 27, tried out for the team in April along with former Ravens starter Kyle Boller and Curtis Painter . The Ravens opted to sign Painter, who was cut Friday after an uneven preseason as the Ravens opted to go with two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster for the third straight year. Dixon will give the Ravens some insurance behind Joe Flacco and Tyrod Taylor . The former Oregon standout had spent the past four seasons with the Steelers, starting one game in 2009 and two in 2010.
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Kevin Cowherd | September 9, 2010
Well, at least there won't be any pressure on the Ravens this season. Seriously, is there a national sports publication, website, blog or TV talking head who doesn't expect the Ravens to go far? Even the Pennysaver is picking the Ravens to go to the Super Bowl. I read that in an article next to an ad from someone trying to sell a boat trailer and fishing gear. Which I bought, by the way. Because I don't want to be anywhere around here if the Ravens get off to a bad start.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 18, 2012
The Ravens routinely work out free agents even if there is no definitive interest or positional need, but it certainly isn't a regular occurrence for a player once considered their franchise quarterback to return to the team's facility and audition for a job. That will happen Thursday as Kyle Boller, a former first-round pick who was a lightning rod for fan discontent during his five-seasons as a Ravens' quarterback, will be one of three veteran...
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