Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 3/25/12

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon. (Image courtesy of Chris Keane/Reuters)

The Denver Broncos are interested in Pittsburgh Steelers‘ quarterback Dennis Dixon, per ESPN‘s Bill Williamson.

The Broncos are visiting with Pittsburgh reserve quarterback Dennis Dixon. His visit started before Denver signed QB Caleb Hanie. Hanie has the inside track to back up Peyton Manning in Denver, but the Broncos are still interested in signing Dixon to compete with Hanie during training camp.

If Dixon is signed, Denver may still draft a quarterback to develop.

With Manning, Hanie and Adam Weber already on the roster, Dixon would become the fourth quarterback and a rookie would give the team five.  It seems unlikely that the team would go to training camp with five QB’s, but it’s a possibility.

After or during camp, the team would probably choose between Hanie and Dixon as the second-string quarterback and cut the other.  Weber would also likely be cut and the team would groom it’s drafted QB — especially if the team takes him in the earlier rounds of the draft.

Of course, that’s all assuming the team signs Dixon, which they may not.  Dixon (6-3, 209 pounds) is entering his fifth season in the league and has played in four career games (three starts).

In those four games, Dixon, 27, has gone 35-of-59 for 402 yards a touchdown and two interceptions.  He also rushed 10 times for fifty-six yards and another score.  Dixon was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.


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