Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Panthers looking at Baltimore TE Dickson
By David Newton
Baltimore Ravens free-agent tight end Ed Dickson announced Wednesday on Twitter that he was on his way to meet with the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers already have signed St. Louis Rams tight end Mike McNeill to a two-year deal, but he's more of a blocker.
Dickson could be a nice receiving complement to tight end Greg Olsen, who led the team in receptions last season. Dickson had only 25 catches this past season, but in 2011 he caught a career-high 54 for 528 yards and five touchdowns.
A fifth-year player out of Oregon, Dickson was a third-round pick by the Ravens in 2010. Buffalo also has shown an interest, and the Ravens reportedly haven't ruled out re-signing him.
For the Panthers to show interest in another tight end likely means the team will not re-sign Ben Hartsock.