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Corey Dillon

38-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Corey Dillon in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 6'01    WT: 225   DOB: 10/24/1975  College: University of Washington  Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year deal in May 2001, which he restructured following the trade that sent him to New England in April of 2004. Dillon signed a contract extension in April of 2005. Released by Patriots in March of 2007.

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Coach Bill Belichick says that he's happy with the four running backs on the Patriots' roster, and that the team has no plans to add a fifth running back such as Dillon at the moment, the Boston Globe reports.

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Dillon's agent, Steven Feldman, has confirmed that his client is open to a possible return to the Patriots, the Boston Herald reports. "He would absolutely, positively be interested in coming back to play for the Patriots," Feldman said. "When Sammy Morris got injured, he kind of got an inkling, he got the idea something may happen down the road. So he started working out a couple weeks ago to get in shape so that if an opportunity presented itself, he’d be ready to take advantage of it."

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Dillon is receptive to returning to the Patriots this season, the NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports.

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Dillon's agent has hinted that his client is keeping his options open regarding a possible return to the field, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

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"If the right team called, there might be interest," said agent Steve Feldman, who even mentioned one team specifically. "Chicago is definitely a right team." Interesting that he singled out the Bears on the heels of Cedric Benson's so-so Week 1. Nothing is imminent here, but this is something to keep an eye on.
Though no official announcement has been made, Dillon does not plan to play again, the Boston Globe reports, "Now the window is closed, there is no doubt in my mind," Dillon said last week. "I haven't announced it publicly, but I will not play football again."

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Both the Bills and Titans attempted to fly him in for a free agent visit, but speculation that he was gearing up for another season was unfounded. "That was just talk," Dillon said. "I was never getting on an airplane. I don't even like to fly. You think I was going to blow off my tee time and fly somewhere?"
Dillon still hasn't filed retirement papers with the league and according to his agent, the plan is to wait until summer to make a final decision on his playing status, the Boston Herald reports.

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"He's in a holding pattern right now," agent Steve Feldman said. "I'm not certain whether he's going to play football anymore. He's happy, he's got every dime he's made, and he's busy taking his kids to school and working on his golf game. He's got his 10 years in the league, 10,000 yards, his Super Bowl ring, so it'd have to be a good spot for him to come back." The Titans, Bills and Eagles have reportedly expressed interest in Dillon's services and either of those teams could end up making a push for the veteran power back later on.

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2013

There was no outlook written for Corey Dillon.

2007

Dillon was strongly considering retirement as of press time, but even at age 32, he can be an effective short-yardage runner. He led the NFL on third-and-shorts, converting 9-of-10 last season. He was also extremely efficient at the goal line, scoring nine touchdowns on 15 attempts from in close. He wants to be a starter, but Dillon works best as a 10-12 carry back at this stage of his career. If he opts for retirement, it won’t be because his skills have eroded entirely.

2006

For the second time in three years Dillon missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, playing in only 11 games and posting the worst YPC of his career. At 31 years old and having shouldered a heavy workload over his career, the end of the road would seem to be approaching for Dillon – something the Patriots obviously considered when they used a first round pick on Laurence Maroney. The end may not be here quite yet, however. Dillon has been working hard this offseason, and his red zone numbers last season were still excellent (a 35.1% conversion rate, 13-for-35, inside the 20 and an incredible 9-for-11 inside the 5). Even if he isn’t able to shoulder a full load any more, any sort of time share with Maroney should see the veteran getting the majority of the carries and all the goal line action. One more good season from Dillon seems a reasonable proposition.

2005

Dillon wasn’t merely a good signing for the Patriots – he would have been a legitimate MVP candidate had Peyton Manning not rewritten so much of the NFL record book. Dillon rushed for 1,635 yards and scored 13 touchdowns in 15 games. His 109-yard per game average was tops in the league among players with nine or more games, and he averaged a healthy 4.7 yards per carry. Dillon wasn’t great from in close, however, as he converted just 9-of-27 goal-line carries. (That conversion rate puts him 11th among the 14 backs with 15 or more goal-line carries, behind McGahee and ahead of Clinton Portis). And in 2003, Dillon converted just 2-of-7 carries inside the five for the Bengals. But on the positive side, the 27 attempts the Patriots provided him were second only to Tomlinson’s 31 for the Chargers. And his 80 red-zone carries were second only to Tomlinson’s 87. In other words, Dillon’s large number of opportunities obscured the fact that he wasn’t very efficient inside the five. But we wouldn’t be overly worried about Dillon’s red-zone struggles – after all, he’s a big, physical back who likes to run between the tackles and punish defenders, and he averaged nearly five yards a pop last year. Of some concern is Dillon’s monstrous workload over his career – a whopping 2,210 carries, good for 18th all time – but if he hasn’t broken down yet, we almost have to put him in that Curtis Martin-Emmitt Smith category where he’s just somehow able to take it. Over his eight-year career, most of which had him carrying the ball a ton, he has missed just six games.

2004

After years of teasing and ultimately disappointing his owners, Dillon fell off the fantasy cliff last year. Can he regain his form despite his high mileage (1,865 carries)? That’s doubtful. But playing for the Patriots is a big help. And those considering Dillon will be heartened by the faith the esteemed New England front office showed in his football future by trading for him. At best, Dillon will be a yardage workhorse who struggles in the TD departments (just 7-for-35 in converting attempts inside the 10 since 2002, or about seven less than would be expected from the better goal-line runners). The Patriots were a poor team in converting short-yardage runs last year (21st overall), and Dillon is unlikely to improve them much in this regard (the Bengals were 27th).

2003

Dillon had seven touchdowns last year, not bad, but not really acceptable for someone who gets as many carries and opportunities as he does. Still, we can't help but think perhaps 2003 is the year Dillon throws up superstar numbers. The Bengals offense was significantly improved over the final third of last season – Jon Kitna and Chad Johnson did wonders for the passing game – so Dillon won't have to worry about seeing all those seven- and eight-man fronts he's used to. Dillon is also coming off a career-high 43 catches, as the Bengals have worked on getting him more involved in the passing game.