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Anthony Dixon | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 233
College: Mississippi State
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Bills agreed to terms with RB Anthony Dixon, formerly of the 49ers.
It's not an ideal landing spot. He's not going to play much offense but will be a valuable contributor chasing down kickoffs and punts. Dixon, 26, is a battering ram at 6-foot-1 and 233 pounds. He'll operate as the No. 3 behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, who have combined to miss 13 games the past three years. Mar 15 - 12:24 AM

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Free agent Anthony Dixon is expected to sign with the Bills on Saturday.

If true, Dixon would slot in as the No. 3 tailback behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. It's a good signing for the Bills, but seriously damages Dixon's fantasy value. We've always been interested to see what Dixon would do with more playing time, but he's going to be relegated to a backup role to start the season. The Bills were the most run-heavy team in the league last year, so Dixon will see significant carries if one of Spiller or Jackson gets injured. Depending on the length of the contract, Dixon could overtake Jackson's role in 2015.
Mar 14 - 9:35 PM

Free agent Anthony Dixon has arrived in Buffalo for his Bills visit.

Dixon would operate as Buffalo's No. 3 tailback behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Despite Jackson's age, this wouldn't be a good landing spot for Dixon's fantasy value. He turns 27 in September.
Mar 14 - 12:24 PM

Free agent Anthony Dixon has left his Titans visit without a contract, and will visit the Bills next.

Dixon would be an intriguing addition in run-heavy Buffalo, but the Bills appear unlikely to release Fred Jackson heading into the final year of his contract. That means that, as he was in San Francisco, Dixon would be no higher than third on the depth chart.
Mar 13 - 5:06 PM

Free agent RB Anthony Dixon is visiting the Titans.

Dixon played three years for Titans RBs coach Sylvester Croom at Mississippi State, rushing for 30 touchdowns. We've always been interested to see what Dixon could do with more playing time on offense. He'd be a candidate to earn extensive playing time in Tennessee, with Chris Johnson on the way out and Shonn Greene and Jackie Battle as the only other running backs on the roster.
Mar 12 - 12:53 AM

Anthony Dixon finished the 2013 season with 28 carries for 56 yards and two touchdowns.

Dixon barely squeaked onto the final roster, but ended up dressing for all 16 games as the third-string back behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. He's ticketed for unrestricted free agency following the Niners' playoff run.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:23:00 PM

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.
Wed, May 1, 2013 06:36:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 01:07:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 11:23:00 AM

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.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 02:58:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 03:58:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 12:58:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 8, 2012 12:16:00 PM

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.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 03:47:00 PM

Anthony Dixon rushed eight times for 21 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 17 win over the Rams.

Dixon surpassed three carries for only the third time all season after Frank Gore was benched for rest early in the second quarter, but was badly outplayed by rookie Kendall Hunter, who has firmly established himself as Gore's primary backup. Dixon finishes 2011-12 with 29 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns, numbers he'll be lucky to equal in 2012.
Sun, Jan 1, 2012 06:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1E.J. Manuel
2Thad Lewis
3Jeff Tuel
4Dennis Dixon
RB1C.J. Spiller
2Fred Jackson
3Bryce Brown
4Anthony Dixon
5Ronnie Wingo
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Fred Jackson
2C.J. Spiller
FB1Frank Summers
2Evan Rodriguez
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
4Ramses Barden
5Chris Summers
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3T.J. Graham
4Marcus Easley
5Kevin Elliott
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Tony Moeaki
3Lee Smith
4Chris Gragg
5Mike Caussin
K1Dan Carpenter
2Dustin Hopkins