Ravens Release QB Dennis Dixon From Their Practice Squad

The Baltimore Ravens released former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon from their practice squad on Wednesday and signed tight end Alex Silvestro to take his place.

Dixon, who had three career starts at quarterback for the Steelers during his time in Pittsburgh, had been on the Ravens practice squad since the start of the season.

The Steelers chose not to re-sign their former fifth round draft pick this past offseason after four seasons. Dixon originally tried out for the Ravens back in April, but Baltimore opted instead to sign Curtis Painter. Painter was ultimately released prior to the start of the season.

During his time in Pittsburgh, Dixon completed 35 of 59 passes for 402 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions to his credit. He also had one rushing touchdown.

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