Safety Colin Jones was traded to Carolina, while the 49ers also released veteran fullback Rock Cartwright, according to the Sacramento Bee. San Francisco will reportedly receive a seventh-round pick for Jones, who was one of the team's core special teams players last season.
The sudden death of his mother in 2006 at age 46 taught Rock Cartwright to seize the moment, and that’s what the versatile veteran is doing during his first training camp with the 49ers. Cartwright appears headed for a roster spot with his play on special teams and at running back, where his services might be needed more than originally expected.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Rock Cartwright never got to say a proper goodbye to his mother eight years ago.
She never told him when doctors discovered a thin film covering her heart that restricted blood flow and ultimately caused her untimely death, fearing her youngest son would be worried sick. That was her nature, and...
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August 21, 2012
Hot News for HB Rock Cartwright
Running back Rock Cartwright has agreed to join the San Francisco 49ers on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Cartwright will appeal to Head Coach Jim Harbaugh as he was a good leader in the locker room while a member of the Oakland Raiders, but will not hold much fantasy value behind stud Frank Gore and rising star Kendall Hunter in San Francisco...
The 49ers added a special teams ace to their roster today. A day after Blake Costanzo signed with the Bears (note the 49ers didn’t seem to want him back) the 49ers have added his replacement. Some may ask why sign Cartwright and not Costanzo, well the answer is Cartwright can actually contribute in the running game and not just special teams. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Cartwright...
The Oakland Raiders have broken the NFL records for most penalties and yards penalized in a season.
A holding penalty on Rock Cartwright during the return of the second-half kickoff against San Diego on Sunday eclipsed the mark set by the 1998 Kansas City Chiefs, who had 158 penalties for 1,304 yards. The Raiders tied the record for the most penalties when Stanford Routt was called...
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January 01, 2012
ALAMEDA The first person to tell Rock Cartwright he had been drafted in 2002 was Raiders coach Hue Jackson, who then was the running backs coach for the Washington Redskins.