Anthony Dixon RB SF 7 Months
CSN Bay Area considers 49ers RB Anthony Dixon "50-50" to make the 53-man roster.
Dixon earned his way onto the team last summer, but ended up playing just 32 offensive snaps. Dixon could be out of luck if fourth-round pick Marcus Lattimore (knee) manages to avoid the reserve/NFI list or injured reserve to begin the season.
Anthony Dixon RB SF Aug 28 '12
Contrary to previous speculation, 49ers GM Trent Baalke and OC Greg Roman suggest RB Anthony Dixon has played his way onto the final roster.
"I think we can look to 'Dix' to have his most productive season as a Niner," Roman said Tuesday morning. Baalke praised Dixon for a "tremendous offseason," valuable special teams play and a newfound versatility as a halfback/fullback hybrid on offense. Dixon's rise is bad news for Rock Cartwright, who may be the odd man out.
Anthony Dixon RB SF Aug 26 '12
49ers RB Anthony Dixon is unlikely make the 53-man roster.
Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, and LaMichael James are obvious locks to stick. Coach Jim Harbaugh already said Brandon Jacobs' spot is safe and Rock Cartwright is expected to stay on as a special team contributor. That leaves Dixon on the outside look in. Reportedly in great shape, the 6'1/233 Dixon figures to get snatched up quickly on waivers.
Anthony Dixon RB SF Jul 30 '12
The 49ers are giving RB Anthony Dixon a look at fullback.
Sensing his roster spot was in danger, the switch was apparently Dixon's idea. According to coach Jim Harbaugh, Dixon is "responding" to the move. Harbaugh loves fullbacks, but already has a decent one in Bruce Miller.
Anthony Dixon RB SF Jul 25 '12
49ers RB Anthony Dixon is reportedly in "the best shape of his life" entering his third NFL training camp.
Per Pro Football Weekly, Dixon is "determined" to make himself difficult for the 49ers to cut. Dixon probably won't make the roster barring injury to Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James, or Brandon Jacobs, but he could help himself with some good preseason tape and get claimed off waivers at final cuts.
Anthony Dixon RB SF Jun 08 '12
After meeting with RBs coach Tom Rathman, Anthony Dixon is confident that his "burst" and "weight" have improved this season.
Battling for a roster spot, Dixon spent the entire offseason reshaping his body at 49ers headquarters. Unless he's learned to stop breaking runs to the outside, however, Dixon will be the odd man out in the 49ers backfield. As a big back, he's too often failed to run to contact between the tackles.
Anthony Dixon RB SF May 08 '12
CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes 49ers RB Anthony Dixon will face "stiff competition" for a roster spot.
It's a polite way of saying Dixon is probably on the way out. Maiocco is the 49ers' top beat writer, and thought Dixon's roster spot was up in the air even before San Francisco signed Brandon Jacobs and drafted LaMichael James. The odds are extremely low Dixon cracks the 49ers' 53.
Anthony Dixon RB SF Feb 22 '12
CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco suggests that Anthony Dixon will be on the roster bubble in 49ers training camp.
Dixon fell behind rookie Kendall Hunter in 2011 and spent the season as San Francisco's little-used third-string back. Maicco expects the Niners to draft another running back in the mid to late rounds, putting heat on Dixon. If Dixon loses out to another rookie, he could be traded or waived around final cuts.
Anthony Dixon RB SF Nov 16 '11
Despite Frank Gore leaving early, Anthony Dixon played just two offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Dixon's official snap count was five, but three of those came out of the "victory formation." Meanwhile, Kendall Hunter played 25 snaps. This confirms that if Gore were to ever sit, Hunter would have the feature back job to himself.
Anthony Dixon RB SF Oct 08 '11
49ers' third-string RB Anthony Dixon admits to being disappointed about not receiving a carry in last Sunday's win over the Eagles.
"Yeah, that was disappointing," Dixon said. "It definitely threw my attitude off a little bit." With Frank Gore nursing an ankle injury, Dixon was expected to see some carries, but ended up playing zero offensive snaps. A distant third on the depth chart behind Gore and rookie Kendall Hunter, Dixon is a poor own in dynasty leagues.