Ravens interested in former Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon?

April 16, 2012 | Luke Jones

One of the more interesting reports to surface over the weekend was Baltimore being a potential landing spot for free-agent quarterback Dennis Dixon.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Friday the Ravens are interested in the former Pittsburgh Steelers reserve, who worked out for the Rams last week. While it is unclear how serious the Ravens’ inquiries have been, it is surprising considering how emphatic the organization appeared in expressing confidence in backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor at the pre-draft press conference a couple weeks ago.

Dixon attempted all of 59 passes in his four years with the Steelers — throwing one touchdown and two interceptions — and wouldn’t provide much more playing experience than Taylor, who is entering his second year with the Ravens. Adding a veteran backup who is more of a proven commodity would make sense — like the Ravens did two years ago with Marc Bulger — but Dixon’s overall skill set is similar to that of Taylor.

In fairness, Dixon has likely benefited mentally under the tutelage of Ben Roethlisberger and veteran backup Charlie Batch, but he just doesn’t possess the pedigree that suggests him being an upgrade over Taylor as the backup.

Again, we’re speculating over one report from another media market, but any serious interest in Dixon from the Ravens would be puzzling at best and borderline pointless at worst.

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