Sunday, March 16, 2014

Anthony Dixon fully expects Bills 'to put me to work'


Anthony Dixon will do anything on the football field, as long as he's working.

While the Buffalo Bills signed the fifth-year reserve running back this week to provide depth behind Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, Dixon is well-versed in special teams, having played on the return and coverage units for both the San Francisco 49ers' kicking and punting teams.

Dixon is under the impression that his new bosses will put that experience to use.

"I wanted to go somewhere where somebody was going to put me to work," Dixon said recently, via The Buffalo News. ". . . That’s their plan, to put me to work."

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound tailback should get a little work on offense too, at least more than he saw with the 49ers. Since entering the league in 2010, Dixon has carried the ball just 155 times, including the playoffs.

In Buffalo, Spiller and Jackson will continue their timeshare, but Dixon could get some opportunities deep in opponents' territory. He's shown a knack for the end zone when given the chance, scoring twice in each of his four seasons in the league and tallying two more touchdowns in the playoffs.

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