Baltimore coach talks about signing Dixon
November 14th, 2012
Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review
There has been speculation that the Baltimore Ravens re-signed former Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon to their practice squad to prevent any possibility of his former team adding him in the wake of Ben Roethlisberger’s injury.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh was asked about that during a conference call with the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday.
Harbaugh didn’t appreciated the question asked by 105.9’s Tim Benz about the possibilty of the Ravens re-signing Dixon to prevent the Steelers from doing so.
“Was Pittsburgh going to bring him back. I really wasn’t aware of that,” Harbaugh said.
Well, with Ben hurt, the reporter responded before Harbaugh cut him off.
“Have you heard that? If there is some information along those lines … if you have that then that’s probably a question to address but if you haven’t heard that and it’s kind of a rumor or speculation it is probably not worth addressing as a question.”
And with that, the teleconference ended.
Dixon was signed to the Ravens’ practice squad at the beginning of the year but was released last week.
This is what the Ravens’ website wrote on Tuesday: “Dixon had been with the Ravens for the first nine weeks of the season, allowing them to acquire knowledge about the unit’s inner workings. The timing of the move is of note, considering the rivals are set to clash Sunday and Pittsburgh may be in need of a quarterback with Roethlisberger ailing.”