Free agent running back Anthony Dixon said via Twitter on Tuesday that he is taking a visit to the Tennessee Titans.
Headed to visit Tennessee in the morning excited to meet with my guy Sylvester Croom
— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) March 11, 2014
Sylvester Croom was Dixon’s head coach for his first three years at Mississippi State and is now the running backs coach for the Titans. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Dixon in the sixth round in 2010 and after a solid rookie year when he rushed for 237 yards and two touchdowns on 70 carries, his workload has dwindled since.
Dixon had just 56 yards on 28 carries last season, scoring two touchdowns, and in the last three seasons combined has 221 yards on 78 attempts and six scores.
Dixon started one game last year—his first NFL start—but it came at fullback after Bruce Miller was injured in December. In the playoffs he had two carries, including a one-yard touchdown against Seattle in the NFC Championship.
The 6-foot-1, 239-pound Dixon has never been much of a factor in the passing game, with nine career receptions for 47 yards.
He did spend some time running back kicks in 2013, toting five kickoffs for a 20.2 yard average.
Dixon rushed for 3,994 yards in four years at Mississippi State, scoring 42 touchdowns as a senior in 2009, he was second in the Southeastern Conference with 1,391 yards, trailing only Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram of Alabama.