49ers running back Anthony Dixon is ready to step in at fullback for Bruce Miller, who was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
“I’m good,” Dixon told 49ers.com. “I train hard in the summer. I never missed a game. I don’t really have injuries right now, so I consider myself a fresh body going in there. I’m ready to go.”
Dixon believes he can play fullback with his experience at half back.
“It’s a different mentality, but it’s still the same,” Dixon said. “It’s good for me to be a running back because I kind of know what they’re thinking. I kind of know what they’re seeing, or if a defensive lineman is on this side of them, (I know) how they feel about that block.
“It’s different coming from the aspect where I don’t have the ball, but it’s still the same.”
For now it looks like the Niners will use a fullback by committee approach.