AS EXPECTED, the Eagles signed former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon to a 2-year contract Thursday.
Dixon, 28, was on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad this past season. He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2008, after starring for the Ducks under then-offensive coordinator Chip Kelly.
Dixon's Kelly ties probably will make him useful in helping the other quarterbacks understand Kelly and his system. He is not expected to start ahead of Michael Vick or Nick Foles.
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