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The San Francisco 49ers have certainly bolstered themselves at the running back position this offseason by signing free agents Brandon Jacobs and Rock Carwright, who will certainly have to compete for a roster spot in training camp with both Anthony Dixon and Kendall Hunter.
With the 49ers using a second round pick on former Oregon running back LaMichael James, I would expect him to have a pretty significant role in 2012.
With the additions the 49ers have made at running back, it would make sense for them to cut down on how many carries Frank Gore will get in 2012, especially since he’s turning 29 this month.
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