Earlier today, it was reported by CBS’ Jason La Canfora that the San Francisco 49ers were among the most active teams leading up to Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline. He suggested the team was offering sub-par players like Jon Baldwin, though, according to Ian Rapoport, San Francisco may be willing to part with running back Anthony Dixon.
The 49ers have a handful of talented backup running backs, so moving on from Dixon wouldn’t be felt too much and given his salary, Rapoport suggests he could become somewhat of a hot commodity before the deadline passes:
Another player on the block, according to
@NFL execs: #49ers RB Anthony Dixon. In a RB-needy league, he’s only making $630,000. We’ll see
Still, despite being cheap and somewhat talented, it’s hard to envision the 49ers pulling too much of a haul for Dixon. A more likely scenario might be the Niners attempting to package Dixon in an effort to improve their receiver core.
Dixon currently has 14 carries for 33 yards and two touchdowns on the season.