Report: Ravens make offer to Ed Dickson; Tandon Doss signs with Jaguars

The Ravens have reportedly offered Ed Dickson a new contract. - David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The Ravens are looking to bring back one tight end while letting a receiver go.

Ed Dickson hasn't had a great two-year stretch.

After going for 528 yards and five touchdowns in 2011, Dickson has combined for just 498 yards and one touchdown over the past two regular seasons. With Dennis Pitta hurt to start the 2013 season, Dickson was expected to have a bigger role in the offense coming out of training camp but never became much of a factor in the passing game.

Even so, the Ravens apparently believe there's still something Dickson can offer to the roster.

According to the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, Dickson, an unrestricted free agent, has been offered a contract from the Ravens. In addition to Baltimore, Dickson has received an offer from the Jaguars too.

Speaking of the Jaguars, receiver Tandon Doss, drafted by the Ravens in 2011, hit the free agent market and signed with Jacksonville on Wednesday. A restricted free agent, the Ravens did not extend a tender offer his way. Doss was released prior to the 2011 season but re-signed to a minimum deal after the first week of the season.

Doss' departure makes plenty of sense. With the Ravens adding Steve Smith, bringing back Jacoby Jones and potentially drafting a receiver in the first three rounds, Doss wasn't going to have role in the offense moving forward. Jacksonville could provide an opportunity to work his way into the rotation as a fourth or fifth receiver.

Dickson, though, is a different story. The last two years seem indicative of where he is in the offense. He's not the pass-catching threat the Ravens thought he'd be coming out of the University of Oregon's high-octane offense and has dealt with a myriad of minor injuries.

Perhaps, the organization is willing to give Dickson one last shot to prove he can make plays at this level.


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