Eagles coach Chip Kelly will be reunited with one of his former quarterbacks at the University of Oregon this season.
The Eagles announced Thursday that they had agreed to terms with Dennis Dixon on a two-year contract.
Dixon, 28, spent this season on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad after a four-year stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is now one of four quarterbacks on the Eagles' roster, along with Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Trent Edwards.
Dixon hasn't thrown a pass in a regular-season NFL game since 2010, when he made two starts for the Steelers in place of injured Ben Roethlisberger. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder completed 22 of 32 passes for 254 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.
Kelly and Dixon were together at Oregon for only one season. Kelly was in his first season as the Ducks' offensive coordinator under head coach Mike Belloti in 2007, Dixon's senior year.
Dixon, who was also an outstanding baseball player - he was drafted in the fifth round by the Atlanta Braves in 2007 - tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during his senior football season. The Steelers drafted him in the fifth round in 2008.
"The last time I talked to Dennis Dixon was during the open date or whatever the Ravens had (earlier this season) and he came out to Oregon to watch us play," Kelly said last Monday. "But anytime we can upgrade our roster, I'll do so."