Philadelphia Eagles Reportedly Want to Add Dennis Dixon, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 30, 2013

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 03: Dennis Dixon #10 of the Oregon Ducks looks to pass during the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Autzen Stadium on November 3, 2007 in Eugene, Oregon. The Ducks defeated the Sun Devils 35-23. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Chip Kelly continues to fill out his coaching staff, but there's still a big decision to be made in regard to which quarterbacks will have a chance to start for his Philadelphia Eagles come September. Two names already on the list are Michael Vick and Nick Foles, but it looks like a third could be added in the coming weeks. 

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher reports that "there are strong indications" Kelly will reach out to Baltimore Ravens practice squad quarterback Dennis Dixon after the Super Bowl. 

The obvious connection is that Kelly coached Dixon at Oregon, so he'd have a natural advantage over Vick, Foles or almost anyone else who is brought in to compete for the open job.

It's very unlikely Dixon lands a starting job here, but crazier things have happened, and Kelly has a long history with the guy. At the very least, I'd expect him to have a strong chance to make the 53-man roster for 2013.


On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...

Dallas Cowboys

From the Dallas Morning News: Sports Illustrated's Peter King tells a local radio station that he wouldn't be surprised to see Jon Gruden coach the Cowboys next.

From ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer: John Phillips recently underwent shoulder surgery.


New York Giants

From Newsday's Tom Rock: Former Giants quarterback Phil Simms knows what Alex Smith is going through.

From SNY: Terrell Thomas says his knee rehab is "progressing smoothly."


Philadelphia Eagles

From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Juan Castillo reflects on his difficult experience in Philly.

From CSN Philly's Reuben Frank: Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has been added to the Eagles' staff.


Washington Redskins

From Rich Tandler of Real Redskins: What is Washington's biggest need?

From Bleacher Report's John Bibb: There's now a Robert Griffin III Blvd. in RG3's hometown