On Monday morning the Buffalo Bills announced their cut list and it included a name that could have been the backup for the team this season and into the future with Quarterback Dennis Dixon. He was one of eleven players cut before the Tuesday deadline to get rosters down to the mandatory seventy-five players. Dixon also played for the Ravens and Steelers before joining the Buffalo Bills.
To me, this is a surprise since Starter EJ Manuel have been pretty underwhelming in his time in the NFL. This of course now leaves the door open for a familiar friend to possibly make a move. There is presumed interest from the St Louis Rams to acquire a Quarterback after losing Sam Bradford for the season with a torn ACL and one possible name mentioned is Philadelphia and former USC Quarterback Marc Sanchez, who apparently does not want to be traded. Now that Dixon is a free agent it could open the door for that exact thing to happen. The question is, will Kelly, who worked with Dixon while he was the Head Coach at the University of Oregon pull the trigger and bring in his tenth Oregon Duck player? Time will tell.
The Philadelphia Eagles currently have more Ducks on the roster than any other team with nine players. The most recent is former Oregon Running Back Kenjon Barner who did see some playing time this past week against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia wraps up the preseason schedule this week hosting the New York Jets on Thursday at 4pm Pacific Time. Chip Kelly and Company host the Jacksonville Jaguars to start the regular season on Sunday, September 7th at 10am Pacific Time.