Carolina Panthers

Getting to know ... Panthers TE Ed Dickson

A quick look at Panthers TE Ed Dickson:

Height: 6-4.

Weight: 255.

College: Oregon.

NFL experience: Sixth year.

The scoop: Dickson had to play more of a blocking tight end role last year with injuries to fullbacks Mike Tolbert and Richie Brockel and didn’t find any comfort until late in the season. This year he’s firmly the No. 2 tight end behind Pro Bowler Greg Olsen, but Dickson hasn’t made much noise so far at camp. The addition of Devin Funchess, who can play some hybrid tight end, could mean fewer snaps for Dickson. But the Panthers will want his experience and blocking ability on the field for Cam Newton and the offense.

Twitter handle: @EdDickson84

Recent tweet: Showing the fans some love after a hot day at training camp. Got to love what you do #panthersnation