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Old 08-22-2011, 12:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: Steelers interested in trading Dixon?

Originally Posted by SteelersTilIDie View Post
He was a restricted free agent so he couldn't have been signed away because we tendered him. I think some team would take a 4th/5th round flyer on him because he's shown flashes like in that Ravens game 2 years ago when he started or last season against the Falcons and in the preseason in general.
yes he was a restricted FA. he also received the low tender which means a team would have had to pony up a 5th round pick for snatching him off the roster.

James Walker of ESPN reports that Dixon will sign his one-year restricted free-agent tender and report to the Steelers.

Dixon is a restricted free agent with a fifth-round tender, which means any team was free to sign Dixon to an offer sheet and, if the Steelers declined to match the offer, acquire him for nothing more than a fifth-round pick. The fact that no team signed him to such an offer sheet indicates that NFL teams don’t view Dixon as ready to be an NFL starter.
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