Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) warms up prior to the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Carolina Panthers plan to use more two-tight end sets


The Carolina Panthers decided to bring in tight end Ed Dickson on Thursday afternoon, signing him to a one-year, $730,000 dollar contract.

Dickson, who spent the past few years with the Baltimore Ravens will finally get out of the shadow of Dennis Pitta though will still be behind Greg Olsen in Carolina. That’s not all bad though as the Panthers plan to employ more two-tight end sets for the 2014 season in hopes of getting Dickson the ball more.

Without a true No. 1 receiver and with no guarantee they’ll get one in next month’s draft, the Panthers are expected to play more two-tight end sets in 2014.

The Panthers will certainly play around in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft in attempt to find themselves a wide receiver but for now they’re running with what they have and that’s two solid tight ends. Dickson isn’t exactly the best pass catching tight end, but he can get the job done – despite making some rather uninspiring drops from time to time.

Dickson does bring with him a solid blocking ability though, which should help free up what are likely to be stacked boxes against the run.

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