Every year, Anthony Dixon finds himself in a situation where the doubts arise and people wonder whether or not he will make the roster. He's become a leader on special teams, but as the team adds talent, doubts filter in. I don't know how many posts we've had talking about the tenuous nature of his roster spot, but it's an annual exercise at this point.
Dixon seems to be constantly aware of this cloud, and seems to thrive on it. He shot out a flurry of tweets about this early this afternoon. He always appears to be a bubble guy, and this year is no different. With Kendall Hunter returning to health, and LaMichael James showing what he could do late last season, Dixon could be battling Jewel Hampton for a roster spot. Hampton has practice squad eligibility, but if he impresses in August, it might be tough to slide him through waivers. Would the 49ers keep him AND Dixon on the 53-man roster in 2013?
Everytime I turn on ESPN all I see is guys wanting and needing contracts I wonder what u get 4 never missing a game in your career or being— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) June 24, 2013
able to play multiple positions while starting on all 4 phases of ST and being a spark plug all year round outworking the competition— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) June 24, 2013
Being the most physical aka your ST Knockdown leader converting 100 percent short yard situations added more swag then a lil bit...hmmmm— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) June 24, 2013
We shall see I can't wait me myself Im jus looking forward to being the toughness and most versatile thats what makes me happy— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) June 24, 2013
I need more folks 2 doubt me I need more haters 2 hate my effective style N my Smile feed me Im starvin Thanks prove yall wrong again soon— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) June 24, 2013