Newly hired Eagles head coach Chip Kelly may be turning to a familiar face to run his offense next season, as reports have surfaced that Philadelphia has made contact with Ravens quarterback Dennis Dixon.

Dixon, who played collegiately at Oregon when Kelly served as offensive coordinator there, spent this past season on the Ravens' practice squad. As the third signal caller on the roster, he imitated opposing quarterbacks, including San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick in the weeks before the Super Bowl.

A fifth-round pick of the Steelers in 2008, Dixon has started three games, compiling a 2-1 record while completing 59 percent of his passes.