Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) looks to pass as running back Anthony Dixon (24) and tackle Joe Staley (74) block during the second quarter of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Former San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon Says He’s Signing With Bills

Free agent running back Anthony Dixon said on social media Friday that he will be signing with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday.

Dixon said via Twitter:


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.

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