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Washington Redskins Player Profiles: Chase Dixon

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Once an afterthought at the TE position, Dixon has a real opportunity due to the injuries to Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen.

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Position: Tight End

Height: 6'5", Weight: 240 lbs.

College: Central Arkansas

Drafted: Undrafted (2014)

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#2. While at Central Arkansas (a very run-heavy team) in 2013, Chase caught six TDs in six games.  He accumulated 10 TDs over his last two seasons in college.

#3. Chase probably went undrafted because he broke his leg during his last season in college.  Though he went undrafted, he was projected by some as a mid-round pick prior to the injury and was signed by the Seahawks on day three of the draft.  According to Seahawks GM John Schneider, he had a sixth-round grade on Chase coming out of school.  In fact, the Seahawks thought so highly of Chase Dixon, it was reported that their high hopes for him may have even prevented them from chasing Jermichael Finley.  Please be sure to check out the gifs and photos of Chase in that link.  They're pretty sweet.

#4. Chase's father played in the NFL with the Falcons, Raiders, and Oilers.  He died suddenly in 2013.

#5. In addition to being an excellent football player, Chase was an All-Conference basketball player in HS.  He's starred as a WR and a TE in both HS and college.

Bottom Line: Check out Chase's Twitter page (@C_Dixon83) and you'll quickly get the impression that he's a pretty great guy.  He's competing with Jordan Reed, Derek Carrier, D.J. Williams, Ernst Brun, Je'Ron Hamm, and Devin Mahina for what will probably end up being three TE spots (with potentially a fourth on the PS).  He's looked good in the preseason so far blocking adequately and registering a catch in both games (17 and 20 yards, respectively).  He'll need to continue to show well over the last two preseason games as both Reed and Carrier seem to have their spots locked up.  Can Dixon be that third TE?  Will he get another year on the PS?  Or will he be looking for employment elsewhere very soon?  We'll have to wait and see.