Charlotte, N.C.--The Carolina Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent tight end Ed Dickson to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.
Dickson, 6-4 and 255 pounds, played the first four seasons (2010-13) of his career with the Baltimore Ravens after being selected by the team in the third round (70th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oregon.
"Ed is a young player who has shown he is a capable blocker as well as receiver in the League," says head coach Ron Rivera. "He provides experienced depth at the tight end position and we look forward to having him in the mix."
In 2013, Dickson started 14 of 16 games, making 25 catches for 273 yards and one touchdown. His best season came in 2011 when he posted career highs in starts (16), receptions (54), receiving yards (528) and touchdowns (five).
For his career, Dickson has played in 60 games with 44 starts and recorded 111 receptions for 1,178 yards and seven touchdowns. He has played in eight postseason contests with five starts, winning a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens after the 2012 season.