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Friday, December 20, 2013
Harbaugh confident in Anthony Dixon at FB

By Bill Williamson

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – There is no doubt the San Francisco 49ers will miss fullback Bruce Miller, who is out for the season with a broken scapula.

However, coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear Thursday the team is confident that Miller's backup, Anthony Dixon, will perform well in the role.

“Anthony Dixon will step up and do a great job, as he has been doing in that backup fullback role,” Harbaugh said. “You never have to worry about AD’s effort, and I look forward to watching him compete.”

Harbaugh said the newly signed Will Tukuafu will primarily be a fullback, but added that he can play defensive line in am emergency. When Tukuafu was previously with the 49ers, over the past three years, he was primarily a defensive tackle who dabbled as a fullback.

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