The Ravens have made a contract offer to Ed Dickson in the hopes of bringing back their tight end, reports Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. According to Wilson (via Twitter), Dickson has also received an offer from the Jaguars, and continues to weigh his options.
Although the Ravens re-signed Dennis Pitta to a five-year contract earlier in the offseason, the team doesn’t have much depth at the tight end position behind Pitta, and Dickson has a level of familiarity with the club, having spent his first four NFL seasons in Baltimore. Dickson also drew interest from the Bills before they re-signed Scott Chandler, and the Jets and Giants have kicked the tires on the former third-round pick as well.
Although Dickson had a nice pass-catching season in 2011, hauling in 54 balls, including five for touchdowns, he has assumed more of a blocking role in recent years. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), that hasn’t been his strong suit, as a poor run-blocking grade last season left the 26-year-old ranked dead last among 64 qualified tight ends.