"I just want to be able to come back and contribute at some level," Dixon said. "It's been a long time since I've played football. I have to get to a point wheren I can play the game and hopefully that will be next week.
"That's my goal. I think I honestly have a shot. Maybe it's the first time in my mind that I believed that I've got a shot to come back."
That's because it's the first time in a while Dixon has been pain-free.
He underwent surgery during training camp to clean out his right ankle, but still was experiencing pain. And it reached the point that Dixon knew something had to be done.
So he had a second operation on the ankle, and it now looks like things might finally be looking up.
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