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Published on 03/25/2012 at Sun Mar 25 18:25.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon. (Image courtesy of Chris Keane/Reuters)

The Denver Broncos are interested in Pittsburgh Steelers‘ quarterback Dennis Dixon, per ESPN‘s Bill Williamson.

The Broncos are visiting with Pittsburgh reserve quarterback Dennis Dixon. His visit started before Denver signed QB Caleb Hanie. Hanie has the inside track to back up Peyton Manning in Denver, but the Broncos are still interested in signing Dixon to compete with Hanie during training camp.

If Dixon is signed, Denver may still draft a quarterback to develop.

With Manning, Hanie and Adam Weber already on the roster, Dixon would become the fourth quarterback and a rookie would give the team five.  It seems unlikely that the team would go to training camp with five QB’s, but it’s a possibility.

After or during camp, the team would probably choose between Hanie and Dixon as the second-string quarterback and cut the other.  Weber would also likely be cut and the team would groom its drafted QB — especially if the team takes him in the earlier rounds of the draft.

Of course, that’s all assuming the team signs Dixon.  Dixon (6-3, 209 pounds) is entering his fifth season in the league and has played in four career games (three starts).

In those four games, Dixon, 27, has gone 35-of-59 for 402 yards a touchdown and two interceptions.  He also rushed 10 times for 56 yards and another score.  Dixon was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

  • Fan From Spain

    I hope they keep Weber, he looked promising last preseason.

  • Cdub12344321

    So…….. Is Adam webber just horrible or what? He was a rookie last year right? So that means this is only his Secound season why are we not trying to groom this kid!!!!!

  • flbronc

    why is everyone so high on weber?  He was an undrafted free agent. Everyone loved brandstater too, and he hasn’t even locked up a number two anywhere. I am pretty sure weber isn’t going to be the next Brady. I like Dixon more than haine btw.

  • King

    I’ll take weber over these 2 guys.  They are known quantities. 

    At least Weber is still developing.  

  • Wwqq4321

    so why haven’t EFX brought in any DT’s….wtf

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHBE3XAYMHUARI5RIIWPQ5GMQI Joe Duffy

    Adam Weber was undrafted

  • 435682

    “…It seems unlikely that the team would go to training camp with five QB’s, but it’s a possibility.After or during camp, the team would probably choose between Hanie and Dixon as the second-string quarterback and cut the other. Weber would also likely be cut and the team would groom it’s drafted QB — especially if the team takes him in the earlier rounds of the draft.
    Of course, that’s all assuming the team signs Dixon, which they may not…”

    when you try to please all the people, you end up pleasing only the toadies. Please.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LHBE3XAYMHUARI5RIIWPQ5GMQI Joe Duffy

    As for a QB I really hope we draft Kellen Moore way underrated just because he’s only 6 foot. He’d be a steal in the later rounds and remember Drew Bress is also 6 foot. 

  • http://thingsatrexdoes.tumblr.com Mike Birtwistle

    Webber is eligible for the PS for another year I think – it was 2 years and dressed for less than 8 games in that time under the old CBA.  No reason to cut, release or move him yet.  Give him another year.  Someone has to run the scout team.

    Maybe they’re not keen on the mid-late round picks this year.  Keep these 4 on the roster and draft next year.

    Oh and finally I’d love it if Elway came out and said – “yeah we’ve signed Dixon cos we really wanted a QB who can run….”  Some people’s head’s would explode.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry, apparently “they have a plan.”

  • rcsodak

    No thank you. Small, slow, and no arm. Accuracy only gets you so far.

  • Anonymous

    Much Ado About Nothing..
    Remember, THERE IS NO PLAN B!!!!
    If Manning goes down, we get the #1 overall pick like the Colts.
    If Manning goes down late in the season or playoffs? Then whoever comes in not named Tom Brady or Drew Breese or Eli Manning won’t get it done anyways, so it doesn’t really matter. Hanne, Dixon, Webber ….. THEY ARE NOT PLAN B!!!! While I have hopes Webber could be heir apparent, I still think that we are gonna squeeze every ounce out of Peyton Manning that we can, and then hopefully fall into what the Colts fell into with an Andrew Luck waiting there for the taking.

  • Anonymous

    I’m reminded of Shannon Sharpe’s comment back in 98 regarding Bubby Brister.  Something about not wrecking the Ferrari.

  • Anonymous

    “Bubby’s job, when going to play for us, was not to wreck our Ferrari. We still had Terrell Davis to hand the ball off to. He had Rod and Ed and quality receivers outside. We didn’t ask Bubby to do anything spectacular. We asked Bubby Brister to be Bubby Brister, not to be John Elway and try to throw the ball 50 or 60 yards down the field, but take what the defense gave us.”

  • Anonymous

    Thank you… I’ve been saying the same for EVER!!!

  • Anonymous

    I as well had much rather have Dixon than Heinous, oh I mean Hanie. When I first saw that I just about spit on my lap top. One good move seems to lead to another bone head move. We might as well have just called Bloody Blister back…

  • Anonymous

    “yeah we’ve signed Dixon cos we really wanted a QB who can run….”

    Actually that might just make a bit of sense in all of this. Think about the bit of success we had with that last year!?!

    If Peyton were to go down (he isn’t going to) we already have that style of play on the back burner and an athletic guy like Dixon just might be able to pull it off?!?