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Wed, 28 Sep 2005 21:21:56 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings contacted free agent OG David Dixon (Vikings) to judge his interest in returning to the team. Dixon, who is coaching part-time at Burnsville High School, said he is not interested in playing.
Tue, 16 Aug 2005 21:34:50 -0700
Mike Fermoyle, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent/retired OL David Dixon says he was contacted by Arizona Cardinals assistant coach Everett Lindsay several weeks back about the possibility of returning to the NFL. Dixon, for the time being, remains unofficially retired.
Tue, 16 Aug 2005 21:15:43 -0700
Mike Fermoyle, of the Pioneer Press, reports free agent/retired OL David Dixon says he hasn't had any contact with Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice about a possible comeback. Tice has dropped hints in newspapers recently that he might like to see Dixon return, although the coach said Monday, Aug. 15, that he wasn't "going to give him a call yet."
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 12:20:04 -0700
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice has been disappointed with his offensive line's play and even threatened to re-sign OL David Dixon, who has yet to officially retire. "We have to have consistency and at this points, offensive line-wise, I didn't see that, so there is some concern there for me," said Tice.
Fri, 29 Apr 2005 17:08:37 -0700
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports Minnesota Vikings OL David Dixon is at the team's minicamp despite the fact he remains unsigned. The team has yet to offer him a contract. Dixon won't participate in any of the weekend drills, but he wants to convince HC Mike Tice that he is in shape. He also wants to prove he can come back to the team and compete for his starting job.
Fri, 03 Dec 2004 13:49:31 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OG David Dixon (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 3, and is expected to start during Week 13.
Thu, 02 Dec 2004 18:41:13 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OG David Dixon (knee) practiced Thursday, Dec. 2, with no problems and is expected to be fine for Week 13.
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:53:12 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OG David Dixon (knee) had an MRI Monday, Nov. 29. He should be alright despite suffering a sprained knee.
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 14:39:55 -0800
ESPN.com reports Minnesota Vikings OG David Dixon (knee) suffered a sprained left knee in Week 12 and was scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday afternoon, Nov. 29. A preliminary exam revealed no structural damage. Dixon's status for Week 13 has yet to be determined.
Sun, 12 Sep 2004 08:42:50 -0700
Don Seeholzer, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports with the contract extension for OT Mike Rosenthal, the Minnesota Vikings have four of their starting five offensive linemen under contract through the 2007 season. Only RG David Dixon, 35, is not under contract for that length of time. Dixon's contract is set to expire after this season.
Tue, 15 Jun 2004 17:21:44 -0700
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings ORG David Dixon was excused minicamp practice on Monday, June 14.
Tue, 30 Dec 2003 08:17:43 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said RG David Dixon will return next season and has a chance to keep his starting job.
Wed, 03 Dec 2003 18:11:50 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OG Lewis Kelly will rotate with David Dixon at right guard in Week 14.
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 13:38:05 -0800
Minnesota Vikings G David Dixon (ankle) practiced Friday, Nov. 14.
Thu, 13 Nov 2003 17:58:25 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OG David Dixon (ankle) practiced Thursday, Nov. 13, and he's still listed as probable for the Sunday, Nov. 16, game against the Oakland Raiders.
Wed, 12 Nov 2003 21:38:36 -0800
Minnesota Vikings OG David Dixon (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. He's probable with an ankle injury and is likely to start in Week 11.
Mon, 06 Oct 2003 16:03:27 -0700
Minnesota Vikings OG Lewis Kelly played well Sunday, Oct. 5, against the Atlanta Falcons after head coach Mike Tice inserted him into the lineup in place of starting ORG David Dixon. Kelly is considered a potential starter next season, most likely at the right guard position, and he certainly helped himself with a strong game. Tice told him he'd get one drive, and if he played well, he'd stay in the game. Kelly never came back out, and the offense scored three touchdowns with him in the lineup. He also made several key blocks, including one on rookie RB Onterrio Smith's 28-yard run.
Sun, 27 Jul 2003 12:53:43 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice plans to give veteran OG David Dixon time off during training camp to rest him for the regular season.
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 05:07:54 -0800
Bill Williamson for the Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said the team will modify the contract of OG David Dixon with a weight clause added in. Tice would not say what the clause would be, but did say it would be significantly less than the 350 pounds Dixon played at last season.
Fri, 06 Dec 2002 23:29:00 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings RG David Dixon (hip flexor) will be ready only for emergency duty Sunday night.
Thu, 05 Dec 2002 22:56:11 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings RG David Dixon (hip) may not play Sunday. Dixon did not practice Thursday because of a hip flexor injury.
Tue, 03 Dec 2002 08:58:47 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings G David Dixon (hip flexor) is probable for this week's game.
Sun, 01 Dec 2002 09:33:33 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have announced OG Everett Lindsay will start in place of OG David Dixon.
Sun, 01 Dec 2002 09:32:42 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have announced S Jason Perry, LB Antonio Wilson, OG David Dixon, OT Adam Haayer, WR Cedric James, DT Darius Holland and DT Cedric Killings as inactive for week 13. Shaun Hill will be the teamís No. 3 QB.
Fri, 29 Nov 2002 16:35:34 -0800
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings G David Dixon (hip flexor) was held out of practice on Friday. Coach Mike Tice said Dixon's injury was fine for most of the week, but started bothering him Friday morning. Tice said if the team had a game Friday, Dixon would not have played. If Dixon can't play, Everett Lindsay and Cory Withrow would rotate in.
Wed, 27 Nov 2002 06:13:35 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings RG David Dixon (hip flexor) is not expected to practice Wednesday, but he is expected to play in Sunday's game.
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 13:23:17 -0800
Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice said G David Dixon (hip flexor) should be good to go for this week's game.
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 21:07:02 -0800
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings RG David Dixon (hip flexor) wsa injured in the third quarter of Sunday's game and he eventually was forced to leave the game.
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 21:05:19 -0800
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings OL David Dixon (toe) was removed from the team's injury list.
Fri, 01 Mar 2002 09:08:31 -0800
Updating earlier stories, Sean Jensen reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings have completed contract resturctures with OL Corbin Lacina and David Dixon. No details were released. Although the Vikings are struggling to restructure the contract of LT Brad Badger, the team remains patient.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:45:03 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, the Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are close on contract agreements with OL Corbin Lacina and David Dixon. Those deals should be finalized Thursday. Also, the Vikings have presented their "final offer" to FB/special teams player Harold Morrow, and are expecting to hear from his agent Thursday.
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 21:19:23 -0800
According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Vikings G Corbin Lacina has agreed in principle to a restructured contract. It should be worked out officially by Wednesday. The Vikings expect to work out a new deal with guard David Dixon soon as well. It now appears negotiations on a new deal for OT Brad Badger will not happen until after the NFL Scouting Combine. There has reportedly been no progress in the negotiations with WR Chris Walsh. The sticking point is he lower amount the Vikings want to pay if Walsh is injured. Coach Mike Tice indicated the situation will be resolved one way or another by Thursday.
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:20:02 -0800
According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Vikings OL David Dixon is scheduled to have another elbow operation soon.
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:18:58 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have approached several players about restructuring their contracts, including OL Corbin Lacina, David Dixon and Brad Badger, CB Robert Tate, WR Chris Walsh and P Mitch Berger. Coach Mike Tice said Thursday Lacina agreed in principle to do so. "He will work with us," Tice said. "Hopefully he'll finish his career with the Vikings." Reportedly, Dixon and Tate will be willing to renegotiate as well.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 18:58:53 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings plan to put OL David Dixon and Corbin Lacina back in the starting lineup this week. Dixon was benched in favor of Everett Lindsay, and Calvin Collins played in front of Lacina against the Packers last week. Lindsay is expected to be the backup at every position this week, and Collins likely will spell Lacina. FS Orlando Thomas and RCB Robert Tate are scheduled to start again. Thomas (death in family) missed practice today, but he should be back tomorrow. Eric Kelly could see a lot of action at left corner if Dale Carter (hamstring) can't play. Jim Nelson is expected to start at weakside linebacker and Andre O'Neal is set to start at strongside linebacker. QB Spergon Wynn is also slated to start.
Fri, 28 Dec 2001 07:58:59 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press it appears the Minnesota Vikings are benching starting RG David Dixon. Everett Lindsay is expected to start in his place. Sources said coach Dennis Green made the decision. Dixon has been a starter for the past three seasons. It also appears Calvin Collins will start at left guard in place of Corbin Lacina. LB Jim Nelson likely will start at weak-side linebacker in place of LB Ed McDaniel (shoulder). If LB Lemanski Hall (shoulder) can't play, Andre O'Neal probably will take his place at strong-side linebacker.
Thu, 06 Dec 2001 18:55:48 -0800
Mike Wells reports for the Pioneer Press that Minnesota Vikings OG David Dixon (calf), OT Brad Badger (toe) and LB Jim Nelson (quad) were removed from the team's injury report on Thursday. The Vikings will now have their starting offensive line back together for the first time since October 28. DL Willie Howard (knee) was upgraded from questionable to probable.
Fri, 09 Nov 2001 13:31:22 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings DT Shawn Worthen (toe) and OL David Dixon (strained calf) practiced Thursday. They are listed as probable but expected to play Sunday. DE Willie Howard (knee), who is listed as questionable, also practiced yesterday.
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 11:21:10 -0800
Vikings head coach Dennis Green said that SS Robert Griffith (leg), who has been out because of a broken right leg since Sept. 23, likely won't play Sunday at Philadelphia. Griffith will likely have to wait until the Nov. 19 game against the New York Giants. However he is expected to practice this week. OL Corbin Lacina (strained calf) isn't expected to play Sunday because of a strained calf suffered against Tampa Bay on Oct. 28. He will be listed as doubtful, according to Green. OL David Dixon (strained calf) is day to day with a strained calf suffered against Tampa.
Fri, 02 Nov 2001 19:49:36 -0800
Mike Wells reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings OL Calvin Collins has played sooner than expected for the team due to injuries along the offensive line. Collins saw spot duty Oct. 21 against the Packers and last week against the Buccaneers with left guard Corbin Lacina was injured. Collins' role may increase even more now that Lacina and RG David Dixon are injured with calf strains. Lacina could be out two to four weeks, and Dixon is listed as day to day.
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 07:47:37 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings special teams player Fearon Wright suffered a concussion when Buccaneers backup OL Todd Washington hit him while returning a kickoff. LB Lemanski Hall suffered a right hip flexor late in the game. He will be re-examined today. As previously reported the Vikings lost two offensive linemen during the game, starting guards Corbin Lacina and David Dixon. Lacina suffered a strained left calf while Dixon strained his right calf. Lacina could miss more time. Dixon's injury doesn't appear as serious. Both will be re-evaluated today. The team has a BYE next week.
Sun, 28 Oct 2001 17:19:06 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green said OL Corbin Lacina pulled a calf muscle and OL David Dixon suffered through cramps during Sunday's game. The Vikings have a BYE next week.
Fri, 23 Feb 2001 16:17:23 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green said he is confident DL John Randle will remain with the team. Green, who is at the NFL Combine, said he spoke to Randle this week and he feels good about the chances of a return. Green downplayed a report that indicated left tackle Todd Steussie and strong safety Robert Griffith could be cut. The team has agreed to terms with OL David Dixon and Brad Badger on extensions that will save the team about $1.7 million. Badger took a slight pay cut and added an extra season to his contract, meaning heís committed to the team through 2002. Dixon added at least one season to his deal. Green also said the team is trying to sign OC Matt Birk to a new contract by next Friday. He is reportedly looking for a five-to-seven year contract worth around $20 million.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 21:33:45 -0800
As an update to an ongoing storyline, the Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Vikings are close to working out a contract extension with OG David Dixon, according to his agent. "We're close to get something done," agent Ethan Lock said. His signing a new, more cap friendly deal may keep him from getting cut by the team.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:22:08 -0800
Updating previous stories, the Pioneer Press reports the possibility of OL David Dixon being released by the Minnesota Vikings has increased. If he does not accept an extenstion as he's been offered he could be gone. Dixon is scheduled to count about $2.8 million against this season's salary cap and his release would save the team about $1.8 million. DE Gabe Northern and OL Brad Badger are reportedly close to being released, but Badger's situation could change if Dixon is let go. Coach Dennis Green is expected to meet with agent Gary Uberstine, representing DL John Randle, early next week. The two will discuss Randle's desire to be traded or released from the team.
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 08:37:20 -0800
As a follow up to last night's report, Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings have agreed in principle on a deal that would save the Vikings about $1 million in salary cap room this season with OT Korey Stringer. It is believed Stringer's restructuring affects only this season's pay. Agents for S Robert Griffith and OG David Dixon confirmed they have begun preliminary talks about restructuring their client's contracts. RB Robert Smith's agent, Neil Cornrich, dropped hints Smith would delay his retirement until after June 1 to help the team's cap situation.
Tue, 20 Feb 2001 22:27:37 -0800
ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings are getting closer to re-working a deal with ORT Korey Stringer to free up cap room. The team reportedly approached OG David Dixon about restructuring his deal, but he is balking. He's reportedly not happy with the extra future years of the offer that didn't increase his salary. He could be potentially released if the situation is not resolved.
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 00:26:16 -0800
The Star Tribune reports Vikings RB Robert Smith will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and he will skip the Pro Bowl. Special teams player Lemanski Hall will have arthroscopic surgery on an ankle, and OG David Dixon will have surgery on his right elbow. OLT Todd Steussie may need further tests on his ankle to determine whether he needs surgery. OL Corbin Lacina will need no further tests on his sprained MCL. The team has not been requested, as of yet, to grant permission to offensive line coach Mike Tice to interview elsewhere. Owner Red McCombs threw his support behind scathing statements made by WR Randy Moss after Sunday's loss. McCombs, however, was not as firm when asked if he still planned to offer Moss a contract extension this spring or whether he could wait until after the 2001 season.