According to, the 49ers are close to completing a deal with free-agent linebacker David Dixon.

The 49ers did not strike in the supplemental draft, but they were nearing a free-agent contract agreement with raw linebacker David Dixon, who failed to qualify academically for Kansas State after last playing for Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. If Dixon has a good summer camp, he is expected to be a practice-squad candidate.

LB David Dixon expected to sign with 49ers - Friday, July 14, 2006;