Former Ravens tight end Ed Dickson has signed a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers after passing a physical during his free-agent visit.
The contract is worth $795,000, according to a source, including a $730,000 base salary and a $65,000 signing bonus.
"Ed is a young player who has shown he is a capable blocker as well as receiver in the league," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. "He proves experienced depth at the tight end position and we look forward to having him in the mix."
Dickson will work in tandem with Panthers tight end Greg Olsen.
Dickson has excellent size and speed, but he got off to a rough start to last season after tearing his hamstring during training camp.