Anthony Dixon looking to step in at fullback for the 49ers

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  “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.


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