Frank Gore not ready to give up heavy workload

The 49ers have accumulated quite a bit of depth behind running back Frank Gore over the last few years, leading some to wonder if 2014 will be the year when the longtime workhorse starts to cede more of the workload to other backs. If it is up to Gore, the wait will last a little longer. Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore, Carlos Hyde and LaMichael James are all on the roster and...
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NFL Notes: 49ers, Bills, Jets, Lions, Redskins & Seahawks

  49ers The 49ers are expected to keep Kendall Hunter in place as their No. 2 running back until Carlos Hyde or Marcus Lattimore prove themselves. (Matt Maiocco) 49ers second-year RB Marcus Lattimore “made significant progress” during the team’s offseason workouts, but “still appears to have a ways to go” in his recovery from a serious knee injury. (Matt Maiocco)...
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Division Of Power In San Francisco Run Game

Veteran running back Frank Gore, who turned 31 this past May is being constantly pushed from behind by young running backs. This year, rookie Carlos Hyde, and change of pace back Kendall Hunter are nipping at the heels of Gore, not to mention the health of former fourth round pick Marcus Lattimore is at an all-time high. Gore should still see about 80% of the carries in San Francisco...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers are deep at RB; only one can be top dog

The 49ers have a problem at running back, albeit a good problem. This year, the 49ers backfield is loaded with talent, with Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, Marcus Lattimore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James all vying for playing time. This is in sharp contrast to last season, where the 49ers running back position was filled with uncertainty and mediocrity. In 2013, the only legitimate...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Is San Francisco 49ers star WR Michael Crabtree worth $10M a year?

Even though the current offseason is far from over, the San Francisco 49ers need to start thinking about next year’s offseason already. The 49ers will have a lot of tough decisions to make in 2015 as several of the team’s key players hit free agency. In addition to Michael Crabtree — Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and Mike Iupati could also test free agency waters. The 49ers seem...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft primer: A look at where the San Francisco 49ers need to improve most

During the offseason, the 49ers made some necessary signings, however, the team also lost some crucial players on both offense and defense. With just about two weeks until the NFL draft, the 49ers are in a position to replace the athletes they lost with rookies. Let’s take a look at each position on the 49ers roster and grade them. The lower the grade means drafting a player in...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Rumors: San Francisco trying to trade LaMichael James

The San Francisco 49ers have a very deep and talented group of running backs. They have Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, and Marcus Lattimore. They also have LaMichael James, but he doesn't appear to be a fit with the team and is now on the trade block.Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers are trying to trade James. James' former college coach, Chip Kelly,...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers actively looking to trade LaMichael James

The San Francisco 49ers would like to move up in the 2014 NFL Draft, and they are dangling a former second-round pick in talks to teams. According to reports, the 49ers are “actively” looking to trade running back LaMichael James, who was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. This is certainly an interesting rumor coming out of San Francisco, but they make sense...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baalke’s Past: Examining the 49ers 2011 NFL Draft

Sean McMahon Trent Baalke took over for Scott McCloughan in January 2011 as General Manager for the San Francisco 49ers. Since then, Baalke has been lauded for fabricating a team built through the NFL Draft and not through free agency. He’s a true throwback to the days of NFL past. He places a precedence on strong moral fabric and work-ethic, always keeping an eye focused...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the 49ers need to draft one of these top-10 RB prospects?

Ageless wonder or over the hill. A thin line exists between the two when it comes to running backs aged 30 and older. Which brings us to one Frank Gore. The 49ers’ all-time leading rusher turns 31 in May, and although he is coming off his seventh 1,000-yard season, the question of how much longer can he go as the team’s premiere back has to be posed. Gore has one year left on...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

LaMichael James could end up on the trade block

Matt Maiocco of believes 49ers running back LaMichael James could end up on the trading block. James could find himself on the trade block with a running back corps that could consist of Gore, Lattimore, Kendall Hunter, Jewel Hampton and any other offseason additions. But for the 49ers to even consider shipping off James, they must have a plan for someone else in the...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers reportedly looking to deal Anthony Dixon

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the 49ers are looking to trade running back Anthony Dixon. The Niners need to trade at least one running back.  They’re loaded with Dixon, Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James and Marcus Lattimore. I would think San Francisco won’t be asking much in exchange for Dixon,  since he’s still virtually an unproven player.  ...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Gore, like a fine wine, keeps getting better with age

There is no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers are preparing with the future without their star running back, Frank Gore.  It started last season when they incorporated Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James into their potent offense and both had their moments.  In this year’s draft, the 49ers selected Marcus Lattimore from South Carolina but he is not expected to play this season...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers moving the ball with both phases of offense

One decisive 18-play drive told the story of San Francisco's successful day on offense. The 49ers (4-2) churned out 89 yards and used up 9 1/2 minutes of clock time, from late in the third quarter to just less than seven minutes left. Kendall Hunter's 6-yard touchdown run put his team ahead of Arizona by nine points on the way to a 32-20 victory Sunday. Vernon Davis produced...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers RB LaMichael James tweets complaint about role, deletes it

LaMichael James is stuck in a tough spot right now. He is behind Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, and even Anthony Dixon on the RB depth chart with the 49ers. Throw in the injured Marcus Lattimore and there is a serious logjam at RB. After only getting 3 carries that resulted in 0 yards last week, James was upset and fired off this tweet that he later deleted of course: I understand...
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October 02, 2013  |  1 Comment

Kendall Hunter looks strong in return to field

All week long, Kendall Hunter peppered fellow San Francisco running back Anthony Dixon about how he looked in practice - how fast did he look? No more questions necessary after the burst Hunter showed Sunday night, a darting 15-yard gain during the 49ers' third series of the first quarter that resulted in a 5-yard touchdown throw from Colin Kaepernick to Quinton Patton against...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Five things to know from Vikings-49ers

A pair of NFC playoff contenders sure brought their physical, hard-hitting styles to a preseason matchup in late August. Enough that the Minnesota Vikings were considering sending one particular play to the NFL for review after their 34-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams got his right knee tangled up with offensive lineman Joe Looney...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Kendall Hunter expected to make his preseason debut on Sunday

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told the media today that running back Kendall Hunter will make his preseason debut this Sunday against the Vikings. Hunter is coming back after tearing his Achilles last season.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Kendall Hunter expected to make his preseason debut on Sunday appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers activate Kendall Hunter from PUP list

The San Francisco 49ers activated running back Kendall Hunter from the active/PUP list Saturday according to the San Jose Mercury News. Hunter has not played since week 12 of the 2012 season when he partially tore his left Achilles tendon in a 31-21 win over the New Orleans Saints. Hunter experienced "indescribable" joy to be back on the practice field. "It feels...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers activate RB Kendall Hunter

The San Francisco 49ers activated RB Kendall Hunter off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Saturday. Hunter has fully recovered from a torn left Achilles tendon injury he suffered nearly nine months ago. According to reports from Niners camp, Hunter has looked great while participating in drills. Hunter will likely assume the role of backup to Frank Gore, the Niners lead...
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers Have "Raggedy" Day 12 as Hunter Returns

Coming off Thursday's 10-6 defeat to the Denver Broncos to open the preseason, the 49ers were right back at Candlestick Saturday practicing in front of 10,536 at the team's annual Fan Fest event. But on the day Kendall Hunter returned to action, the team had its sloppiest practice of training camp.
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News & Rumors: Saturday 8/10

49ers RB Kendall Hunter has been activated from the active/PUP list. Bears S Tom Zbikowski isn’t expected to make the team.  (Chicago Tribune ) Bengals OT Tanner Hawkinson out “indefinitely” due to an ankle sprain. (Geoff Hobson) Broncos TE Julius Thomas to receive “as many reps as possible.” (Adam Caplan) Stewart Bradley is pushing Nate Irving for the starting...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers activate Kendall Hunter from the PUP list

  The San Francisco 49ers have announced that they’ve activated running back Kendall Hunter from the physically unable to perform list. The #49ers have activated RB Kendall Hunter from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List. — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 10, 2013 Hunter will now be able to practice with the 49ers.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers place eight players on injured lists

The 49ers’ first practice of training camp is Thursday, but eight injured players will make their debut a bit later. Today, the team placed running back Kendall Hunter (Achilles), wide receiver Mario Manningham (knee), wide receiver Kyle Williams (knee) and linebacker Darius Fleming (knee) on the active/physically unable to perform list. They also placed four rookies who sustained...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers place four players on the PUP list

According to’s Around the League, the 49ers have placed linebacker Darius Fleming, running back Kendall Hunter, wide receivers Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams in the PUP list to start training camp. 49ers place PUP list designation on LB Darius Fleming, RB Kendall Hunter, WR Mario Manningham and WR Kyle Williams. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 20, 2013 The...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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