The Ravens signed the following players to the practice squad:
Dixon, Dennis QB 6-3 209 4 Oregon
Hamilton, Adrian LB 6-3 251 R Prairie View A&M
Levine, Anthony DB 5-11 203 1 Tennessee State
Dennis Dixon: Dixon was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Seeing action in four career games (two starts), he has completed 35 of 59 passes for 402 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Dixon has also rushed 10 times for 56 yards and one touchdown.
Dixon started against the Ravens on 11/29/09, when he completed 12 of 26 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown and one interception, also rushing for a 24-yard touchdown. The Ravens won that game, 20-17, in overtime.
Eligibility for Practice Squad
The following free agent players are eligible to be signed to a Practice Squad:
(A) Players who do not have an Accrued Season of free agency credit; or
(B) Players who have one or more Accrued Seasons, but who were on the Active List for fewer than nine regular season games during each of such Accrued Seasons.
Note: Any Player who has an Accrued Season during which he was on the Active List for nine or more regular season games is not eligible for the Practice Squad.
A player may serve on a Practice Squad a maximum of three seasons. However, a player who has served two seasons on a Practice Squad, as defined below, is permitted to serve on a Practice Squad in a third season only if the team by which he is employed that season has 53 players on its Active/Inactive List during the entire period of his employment.
Players on the Active/Inactive List may not be signed directly to a Practice Player Contract, but first must be terminated via waivers.
A player shall be deemed to have served on a Practice Squad in a season if he has passed the club’s physical examination and has been a member of a club’s Practice Squad for at least three regular season or postseason games (a bye week counts as a game provided that the player is not terminated until after the regular season or postseason weekend in question). If a player has served two such seasons on a Practice Squad, he shall be deemed to have served a third season if he has passed the club’s physical examination and has been a member of a club’s Practice Squad for at least one regular season or postseason game (including a bye week).
Note: A player who is eligible to be signed to the Practice Squad at the beginning of a season remains eligible for the Practice Squad for the remainder of the regular season and postseason, regardless of the number of games that he is a member of the Active/Inactive List during that season.
As an example, if a player who is eligible for the Practice Squad is signed to a team’s Active List after the second game, is a member of the 53-player Active/Inactive List for nine games, and is terminated, he remains eligible to be signed to the Practice Squad during the remainder of the regular season and postseason.