Ed Dickson TE CAR 1 day ago

Dickson caught one pass (on two targets) for 11 yards and returned a fumble 57 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.

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Ed Dickson TE CAR 7 months ago

Dickson has re-signed with the Panthers, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Dickson, who caught 10 passes for 115 yards and a TD with Carolina in 2014, thus returns to reprise his role behind fellow tight end Greg Olsen, an assignment that carries limited fantasy upside, assuming Olsen's health.

Ed Dickson TE CAR 9 months ago

Dickson caught 10 passes (on 17 targets) for 115 yards and one touchdown through 16 games played this season.

Dickson signed with Carolina last offseason after spending the first four years of his career in Baltimore. While the veteran was able to change teams, his role as a reserve tight end remained the same. In fact, the strong, established presence of fellow tight end Greg Olsen limited Dickson to career-lows in catches, targets, and yards this season. As a result, it's unclear if Dickson will be back with the Panthers, especially as his one-year contract with the team has now expired.

Ed Dickson TE CAR 1 year ago

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.

Ed Dickson TE CAR 1 year ago

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton said the team "ran a lot of two-tight end formations" during OTAs.

As they should. With zero 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.

Ed Dickson TE CAR 1 year ago

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.

Ed Dickson TE CAR 1 year ago

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.

Ed Dickson TE CAR 1 year ago

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.

Ed Dickson TE CAR 2 years ago

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens have offered free agent TE Ed Dickson a contract.

Dickson, a former third-round pick, has 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 injured. Dickson is stretched as a No. 2 tight end and would compete for a spot.

Ed Dickson TE CAR 2 years ago

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.