2014 Carolina Panthers Season Evaluations: Pass Catchers

Spring represents new beginnings, out with the old and in with the new. And Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman took spring cleaning very seriously in 2014 when it came to his team’s receiving options.Every wide receiver or tight end not named Greg Olsen who had caught a pass in 2013 was thrown out like last year’s trash, with some like Brandon LaFell going to New...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers: Shopping for Offense, Part II

Even with a healthier salary cap situation, everything won’t necessarily work out for general manager Dave Gettleman and the Panthers. Carolina, obviously, won’t be the only team shopping for talent.Unfortunately, they can always run into that one kid at the toy store. That one kid that’s quicker to the punch and grabs the last of the coveted toy you persistently begged your...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Playoff-Bound After Blowing Out Atlanta

Newton and the Panthers' determined play clinched a second straight NFC South title with a 34-3 win over Atlanta.The crushing effort on both sides of the ball mirrored how the Panthers (7-8-1) played three weeks ago in New Orleans when they started their four-game winning to earn the playoff bid from Atlanta (6-10).Carolina has won back-to-back NFC South titles for the first time...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers-Ravens Capsule

CAROLINA (2-1) at BALTIMORE (2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Ravens by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 2-1, Baltimore 2-1 SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 3-1 LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Panthers 37-13, Nov. 21, 2010 LAST WEEK - Panthers lost to Steelers 37-13, Ravens beat Browns 23-21 AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 12, Ravens No. 9 PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20T), RUSH...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers capsule

CAROLINA PANTHERS (12-5) New faces: WRs Jason Avant, Jerricho Cotchery, and rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin. CB Antoine Cason, TE Ed Dickson, FS Thomas DeCoud, SS Roman Harper. Key losses: WR Ted Ginn Jr., OT Jordan Gross, WR Brandon LaFell, S Mike Mitchell, CB Captain Munnerlyn, WR Steve Smith, OG Travelle Wharton. Strengths: QB, DE, LB, TE. Weaknesses: OL, WR, CB. What's New: Panthers...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Colts, Panthers, Redskins, & Texans

Broncos The Broncos play to have their No. 2 offense go up against their No. 1 defense in Saturday’s scrimmage. (Jeff Legwold) DC Jack Del Rio had good things to say about CB Chris Harris regarding his return from ACL surgery. (Jeff Legwold) DE Derek Wolfe returned just a day after he left practice with stiffness in his lower back. (Jeff Legwold) Colts Safeties Delano...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Training Camp preview: Tight Ends

Training camp is getting closer and closer, which is great news for the Carolina Panthers fans who’ve been waiting since January to see their team in action again. In the lead up to camp, we’ve been previewing what story lines you should be following at each position. This week, we’ve already previewed the quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. Now we move onto tight...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Grades are in, Ravens replacements get…

Now’s the time that we look at the gross profit of the Ravens offseason — that is, when taking into account losses and gains, what is the total picture? As is, we will look at it from a positional basis and then get a final tally.  So, the first side we will begin with is offense. Tight End Loss: Ed Dickson, TE — Signed with the Carolina Panthers for 1-year, 795k. Replacement...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina is Slowly Rebuilding a Solid Receiving Core

Jason MacDonald Carolina Panthers Writer The Carolina Panthers have had one of the more interesting off seasons of any team in the league this year starting with applying the franchise tag and keeping Greg Hardy, to releasing the franchises greatest player Steve Smith, it has been a wild ride. Panther fans have been patiently waiting for some free agents signings and were mostly...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers beef up receiving corps with veteran tight end

The Carolina Panthers signed former Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson to a one-year deal on Thursday. The 2010 third round pick started 14 of 16 games for the Ravens last year, catching 25 passes for 272 yards. While those stats may not seem gaudy, one must remember that Dickson faced extra coverage due to losses in the Baltimore receiving corps, whether it was tight end Dennis...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign TE Ed Dickson

  Update: The #Panthers have signed TE Ed Dickson to a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/WePEZhOIIP — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 10, 2014   ———- Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Panthers have signed former Ravens TE Ed Dickson to a one-year contract on Thursday. Dickson, 26, reportedly had offers from the Ravens and Jaguars, but recent reports...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Free Agent TE Ed Dickson Visiting The Panthers

  Aaron Wilson, citing a league source, reports that free agent TE Ed Dickson is visiting the Carolina Panthers Wednesday. Dickson, 26, reportedly has offers from the Ravens and Jaguars, and could have interest from teams like the Bills, Jets and Giants. Dickson appeared in all 16 games for the Ravens and totaled 25 receptions for 273 yards receiving and a touchdown. He...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens Agree To Terms WIth TE Owen Daniels

  Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network reports that the Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran TE Owen Daniels. Th Ravens were reportedly in talks with Daniels and free agent Ed Dickson in recent weeks, but this move is a pretty good indication that Dickson won’t be back in Baltimore next year. Baltimore hired former Texans HC Gary Kubiak to run their offense, so the addition...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens “Still Talking” To TEs Owen Daniels & Ed Dickson, No Deal Imminent

Baltimore Ravens HC John Harbaugh said Tuesday that the Ravens are “still talking” to free agent tight ends Owen Daniels and Ed Dickson, per Aaron Wilson. However, Harbaugh mentioned that no deal is imminent at this time.  Daniels has already made a few visits with teams including the Packers and Redskins since being cut loose by the Texans on March 11. Daniels, 31, appeared...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Interested In TEs Owen Daniels & Ed Dickson

  Ravens HC John Harbaugh told reporters on Tuesday that they are considering signing another tight end and specifically mentioned that free agents Owen Daniels and Ed Dickson are both options, per Jeff Zrebiec. Daniels has already visited with the Packers and Redskins since being cut loose by the Texans a few weeks ago. Daniels, 31, appeared five games and caught 24 receptions...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens looking to bring Dickson back?

After being selected in the third round of the 2010 draft — ahead of tight ends Dennis Pitta and Jimmy Graham — much was expected of Ed Dickson in a Ravens uniform.  Possessing the athleticism that is coveted at the position, there was more excitement for the Oregon product than there was Pitta. However, now that we stand at the beginning of the 2014 season, Ravens fans changed...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ed Dickson Has Offers From The Ravens & Jaguars

  Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that free agent TE Ed Dickson has received contract offers from the Ravens and the Jaguars. According to Wilson, Dickson has interest from other NFL teams as well, including the Bills, Jets and Giants. Dickson, 26, is one of the better available tight ends in free agency, so it’s not all that surprising to hear that his market is...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens have a few options at tight end for 2014

No position on the Ravens this upcoming year may look more different than the tight end position, as the Ravens entire depth chart there are all unrestricted free agents. Rumors are awash that Dennis Pitta is primed to cash in on a larger deal elsewhere, and the Ravens may look to move on from Ed Dickson and Dallas Clark. Let’s take a look at some of the potential options the Ravens...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 10 tight end draft prospects

The tight end position is becoming more and more important in today’s NFL and unfortunately the Ravens may need a new one. Dennis Pitta is likely to come back but there is that chance that he won’t. Ed Dickson is also in question. Question for Baltimore is do they go elsewhere for a proven tight end or explore the draft. There are some very good names coming out of the college...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro Has Met With The Patriots & Will Talk To The Ravens

Texas Tech TE Jace Amaro told reporters on Thursday that he has already met with the New England Patriots at the Combine and has a meeting scheduled with the Ravens in the coming days, per Aaron Wilson. Every player at the Scouting Combine will meet several teams in the next few days, but it’s interesting to see the Ravens and Patriots are giving consideration to a tight end prospect...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 free agent tight ends in the NFL

The tight end position has been going through an evolution of sorts in the recent years. A tight end has never been as dominant in the passing game as it has the last few years or so. Names like Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Jimmy Smithm and yes, even Dennis Pitta have been part of a near-revolution, if you will, of the position. That last name, in particular, carries the most...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Star Wars and Kiper collide in Baltimore...

One of those weird Ravens news days where you get a lot of offseason eye-candy but not a whole lot of substance.... First, though, here's a photo of the Star Wars version of the Ravens helmet...I mean, the "Mygeeto Siths"... In a project posted on behance.net, artist John Raya shows off his Star Wars-themed redesigns of helmets for all the teams in the AFC and NFC. Raya...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Free Agency Primer (Tight Ends)

With approximately $30-40 million in cap space, the New York Jets are pegged to be players when the new league year begins on March 3rd, 2014. Today, we look at free agent Tight Ends. Check out our look at wide receivers from last week here. The New York Jets signed Kellen Winslow, Jr. to be the safety blanket for Geno Smith during his rookie year. However, it was Jeff Cumberland...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Notes: Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Draft, Ed Dickson

Torrey Smith Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com writes that the Ravens could approach WR Torrey Smith regarding a contract extension during the offseason. Smith, 24, will enter the final year of his rookie contract and is clearly the Ravens best player at position. In 2013, Smith caught a career high 65 receptions for 1,128 yards and four touchdowns. The contracts handed out Greg Jennings...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

End of day news and notes

Stats and Milestones Marlon Brown tied Torrey Smith’s rookie record for most touchdowns (7) Free Agents Here is a list of 2014 Ravens free agents TE Dallas Clark NT Terrence Cody TE Ed Dickson CB Corey Graham SS James Ihedigbo DT Arthur Jones WR Jacoby Jones SS Jeromy Miles LT Eugene Monroe RT Michael Oher TE Dennis Pitta RB Bernard Scott MLB Daryl Smith WR Tandon Doss LB Albert...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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